No, it should not. That’s the best answer under existing doctrine and I think it is also the right answer.
In my previous post The Curious Case of the Non-Lawyer Attorney General: White Tiger of the Legal Profession, I reviewed the BC courts’ rejection to a challenge to a non-lawyer being appointed to the top legal job in the BC government.
Since then, BC Premier Christy Clark appointed a lawyer (!) as Justice Minister and Attorney General (The Hon. Suzanne Anton).
Despite this, the trend of non-lawyers being appointed as AGs is not abating and the . . . [more]