John Weston is the Conservative Candidate for Member of Parliament in the next Federal Election. His riding is one of the world’s most spectacular - West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country. He comes to the contest with plenty of experience, having represented the riding as M.P. from 2008 through 2015. In the private sector, he is currently active as an international lawyer, businessman, and government relations specialist.
John has spent much of his life in relevant nation-building exercises, launching the Canadian Constitution Foundation in 2003; serving as MP; and founding the Canadian Health and Fitness Institute in 2018, whose goal is to “Make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth by 2030.”
In his previous term as MP, John passed one private member’s bill, C-475, Tackling Crystal Meth, and launched another which was eventually passed as S-211, National Health and Fitness Day, with the partnership of Senator Nancy Greene Raine. Others of his initiatives found their way into legislation and policy, such as a campaign to deal with abandoned vessels; work to improve the Registered Retirement Savings Fund for seniors; support for the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Department of Fisheries Research Laboratory in West Vancouver; and support for people in recovery from addictions.
John speaks Mandarin and French. He studied International Relations at Harvard and Law at Osgoode Hall.
He’s published a wide variety of articles on matters of government, law, human rights, and constitutional affairs. His book On! Achieving Excellence in Leadership was 2020 translated into Chinese.
John and his wife, Donna, and children, Shane, Jake, and Meimei, enjoy a wide range of sports. His advocacy for national health and fitness comes naturally!
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