DISGRACED Vancouver businessman David Sidoo’s membership in the Order of British Columbia was terminated on Friday, June 12, the Province announced.
The Provincial Symbols and Honours Act governs nominations, appointments, resignations and terminations in the Order of B.C., the province’s highest honour. According to the act, the chancellor of the Order may terminate a person’s membership on the recommendation of the advisory council and with the approval of the executive council. This process is initiated when a member of the Order is convicted of a criminal offence or when their conduct undermines the credibility and integrity of the Order.
Sidoo was appointed to the Order of B.C. on July 26, 2016. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in a U.S. federal court on March 13, 2020.
(More information about the Order of B.C., including the termination process, is available online at: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/00_96380_01#section18)