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A Different Perspective on Treaty Negotiations

March 19, 2015

Source: Whistler Question Whistler Question March 10, 2015 Given concerns such as those expressed in the recent Squamish Chief article (“Nation Councillors still Refusing to Step Down,” Jan. 29, 2015), I’ve been thinking about the bigger-picture relationship between Aboriginal people and other Canadians. As a lawyer who has worked closely with Aboriginal leaders on treaties, ...


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Breaking the Silence About Alcohol and Substance Abuse

March 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Breaking the Silence About Alcohol and Substance Abuse: An Evening with Best Selling Author Ann Dowsett Johnston (West Vancouver, March 9th) Did you know that there are more than 4 million Canadians in recovery from addiction, contributing to the health and well-being of our communities? Best-selling author, Ann Dowsett Johnston is one of ...


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I am here to Listen – Meet your MP!

March 12, 2015

Dear Friend, Between now and October 2015, I have committed to attend 101 small group gatherings with the goal of discussing the issues which people most care about in our community and our country. This is an open invitation to get together with you and 10-20 people, in your home, your neighbourhood, your club, or ...


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Let’s Talk Business and Tourism

March 12, 2015

Breakfast with The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)(Agriculture) You are welcome to join a special discussion with the Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the small business community is important to the Canadian economy. The Minister will speak about how the government is taking ...


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Stream to Sea Classroom Program Government Initiative

March 12, 2015

(West Vancouver, March 5 2015) MP Weston paid a visit to Irwin Park Elementary School today to meet students involved in the Government of Canada’s Stream to Sea Education Program. In this program, grades 1 to 2 students have a small tank in their classroom where juvenile salmon are at the alevin stage. These juvenile ...


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Gordon Smith Donates Personal Art Collection to the West Vancouver Museum

March 11, 2015

(Mar 11, 2015) Gordon Smith has demonstrated once again that he is not only an internationally renowned artist but that he is also a great West Vancouver Citizen. Countless boardrooms and homes are adorned by his inspiring creations, including the West Vancouver Recreation Centre. Gordon, your gift of your paintings will now become a perpetual ...


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Persian Fire Festival in Ambleside Park

March 10, 2015

You are invited to the Persian Fire Festival happening next Tuesday March 17th in Ambleside Park! Organized annually by the Iranian Canadian Congress of Canada, this event is sure to be a hit again this year. The event celebrates Nowrouz, one of the world’s most ancient festivals, ushering in harmony, rhythm, joy, and gratitude. For ...


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Happy Nowrouz, from your Government Liaison to the Canadian-Iranian Community

March 10, 2015

  Watch and read below for John’s Nowrouz message to constituents and all Canadians, especially those of Iranian descent. Salaam, hello – I’m John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country and Government Liaison to the Persian and Iranian Community in Canada. Nowrouz is the time of ...


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Visit to Quest and Speech in the House of Commons – Squamish Chief article

March 10, 2015

Source: Squamish Chief See recent article in the Squamish Chief (February 26, 2015) on MP Weston’s speech in the House of Commons, praising Squamish on it’s academic and entrepreneurial leadership:   MP Sings Squamish’s Praises The Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky rose in the House of Commons last week to praise ...


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Helping Canadians who get detained abroad: Recent TV coverage (CBC’s Fifth Estate) and Advice from your MP

March 9, 2015

See below for recent news coverage of Canadians detained abroad, highlighting John’s work in this area via the CBC’s Fifth Estate coverage. See also John’s piece providing advice to Canadians who may find themselves or their loved ones in a similar situation, titled “A Primer for When Canadians get Detained Abroad”. CBC’s Fifth Estate: “Saving ...


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