Ian Waddell (1942–2021) was a Canadian politician, author and filmmaker who served in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 to 1993 and in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1996 to 2001. In 2002, he released the political mystery novel A Thirst to Die For (NeWest Press, 2002). More recently, Waddell was a documentary film producer and a consultant in environmental and aboriginal affairs. In December 2013 he was appointed the honorary title of Queen’s Counsel for his merit and exceptional contribution to law. His film The Drop: Why Young People Don’t Vote won the Best Producer Award in the Beverly Hills Film Festival. He lived in Vancouver.