Ian Mulgrew was born in 1957. He came to Vancouver in 1981 as West Coast Bureau Chief for the Globe and Mail, then joined The Province for two years beginning in 1986. His Unholy Terror: The Sikhs and International Terrorism (Key Porter, 1998) was followed by Final Payoff: The True Price of Convicting Clifford Robert Olson (Seal, 1990). His book Who Killed Cindy James? (Bantam-Seal, 1990) thoroughly investigates why some authorities concluded that James, a 44-year-old psychiatric patient who claimed to be stalked by tormentors, might have taken her own life. He was the ghost writer for Webster (Douglas & McIntyre, 1991), Jack Webster's autobiography, and the co-author with Colin Angus of Amazon Extreme (Stoddart 2001). Mulgrew is a widely published journalist who hosted CBC-TV's Forum. Having joined The Vancouver Sun in 1997 as a columnist, Ian Mulgrew turned to legal affairs, including investigations into the underground marijuana industry. His examination of the burgeoning trade in marijuana, cited by Forbes as "Canada's most valuable agricultural product, bigger than wheat, cattle or timber,"; is Bud Inc. (Random House, $35), with an emphasis on British Columbia. The province's annual pot crop around 2004 had an estimated value of $6 billion and constituted 5% of our economy. With venerable BC Lions builder Bob Ackles, Mulgrew has co-authored Ackles' autobiography The Water Boy: From the Sidelines to the Owner's Box: Inside the CFL, the XFL, and the NFL (Wiley 2007). ISBN: 978-0-470-15345-1

[BCBW 2007] "Law"