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John Weston

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John-Weston-Sidebar.jpgJohn practises Aboriginal Law and Government Relationsthrough his firm, Pan Pacific Law Corporation.  He speaks publicly on matters relating to those areas, as well as on Leadership and National Health and Fitness, subjects discussed in his recent book On! Achieving Excellence in Leadership and on his Blog.  He serves as President of the National Health and Fitness Foundation.
Born in Vancouver, John is a graduate of Harvard University, with a degree in Government, specializing in International Relations (1980). He obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto (1983), then completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School (1998).
Having studied in six countries and worked in Asia and Canada, John has a decidedly broad international perspective. He is a member of the Bars of British Columbia and New York and the Law Society of England and Wales. Multilingual, he speaks English, Mandarin, and French and has studied German, Spanish, Polish, and Latin. He practised law in Taiwan with Baker & McKenzie and Bennett Jones Verchere Weston and in Canada with Russell DuMoulin, Access Law Group, and McMillan LLP. While in Taiwan, he was one of the first two Canadians to work at the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei.
In his student years, he had a front-row seat in patriation of Canada’s Constitution, working in Constitutional Affairs for BC’s Deputy Minister of Constitutional Affairs in the summers of 1979, 1980, and 1981, and in 1982 for the Government of Quebec. He also initiated the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a charitable foundation which promotes individual rights.
John served as one of the most productive Members of Parliament (West Vancouver... Read Bio