Managing Partner, Tricor Pacific Capital Inc.
“As a lawyer myself , I have been on both sides of the solicitor-client equation. I have been on the Management Committee of a Major Law Firm and a client, as Managing Partner of one of Western Canada’s leading Private Equity Funds. I believe clients want a determined, highly skilled professional advocate with well educated mind.
Having seen John in action as my Member of Parliament, I know clients will get the benefit of these qualities with him as their lawyer.”
“My Nisga’a Eagle tribal name is Sganisim Simaugit Sagaween, also known as Chief Mountain.
I first met John around 1999. He came into my life firstly as a lawyer who represented us in the British Columbia courts with the “Chief Mountain Challenge” to provisions of the Nisga’a Treaty.
I liked John right away and he soon became a trusted friend. In early 2000 the Chief Mountain Wilp (Tribal House) adopted John as an honorary member of our Tribal Wilp. John’s Tribal House name is “Ama Dax Gadum Algahum Skag” - “Talking Eagle”.
President, Vernacular Development Corp.
“From 2009 through 2015, John served as the first ever Canadian Government Liaison to the Canadian-Iranian People. As an active member of our community, during his 6 years in Ottawa, we had real representation and a caring voice not only as an MP but as a friend of our community. I worked along with a handful of other volunteers to guide John in this challenging role."
"John consistently worked hard to learn the needs of our community, made himself readily available, and nimbly drew together governmental and non-governmental groups to create common ground. He made it clear that a client would be fortunate to have John on the team to navigate Government Relations and legal issues.”Professional Forester, and Pearl Last, McLeod Lake Indian Band Member
Professional Forester, and Pearl Last, McLeod Lake Indian Band Member
“John exceeded our expectations as a lawyer/advisor handling a case entwined with Indian Act issues, Charter of Rights issues, cost-benefit analysis and exceedingly sensitive negotiations. Our confidence in John and his professional attributes have grown over time. We are so thankful that John is in our corner and not theirs.”
Former Chief Financial Officer, The Loewen Group
“When I needed someone to navigate through the complex web of government relations in the Pacific Rim, I looked to John to assist the company of which I was a senior officer. Mindful of delivering good value for money, John kept in close touch to ensure his work on our behalf represented our firm’s interests effectively.”
Vice President, Pacific Salmon Foundation
"John Weston was a leading champion for the Pacific Salmon Foundation during his time as a Member of Parliament. He was an effective go-to person in Ottawa for us when we needed to raise Pacific salmon issues with the government. We were able to demonstrably strengthen our relationships in the House of Commons and expand our partnerships with the government thanks to John. He possesses a great combination of strategic thinking, personal affability and “can do” spirit that make working with him a pleasure.”
“John was a essential force behind the success of our yearly North Shore Asian New Year Celebration, which attracted over 100 volunteers and close to a thousand of participants each year. He helped us formulate means to realize our objectives, and rallied participation from all levels of government to support our cause of introducing our heritage and culture to the community.
“While working with John, I really admired his vision, integrity, and work ethic to bring the best out of all who worked with him.”
“When he served as a Member of Parliament, John put together a powerful plan to assist me when I was in a very tough spot in Africa. He worked well with a wide variety of partners, keeping the priorities straight, exercising diplomatic skills, and intelligently communicating messages that made all the difference in assisting me. He has an innate understanding of Government Relations.”