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The BC government has named its new commissioner for teacher regulation.
He's a former BC Supreme Court judge.
Bruce Preston gets the job of overseeing all teacher discipline hearings.
He'll also consider certification appeals, plus review complaints about educator conduct or competence.
In a statement, Preston says he's committed to a fair, swift and transparent process.
The BC Teacher Regulation Branch morphed from the College of Teachers earlier this year, and some of its first decisions were controversial.
In one case, a teacher was suspended, but not fired, for dragging a student across the floor by the hood of his sweatshirt, choking him.