October 10, 2008 Features & Images » Feature Story

Meet the Sea to Sky candidates 

Make your mark in the 2008 federal election

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What is the last book you read (Fiction and Non-Fiction)?

�The last (non-fiction) book I read was A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, but I�m also partway through (Green Party leader) Elizabeth May�s book, At the Cutting Edge. I usually have about four books on the go, but I�ve been pretty busy lately. I did recently pick up a copy of the Bourne Identity (by Robert Ludlum), and I�m getting into that.�

What music are you listening to?

�I like U2 and the Rolling Stones, Barenaked Ladies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, old Bob Marley � really, I have pretty eclectic music tastes.�

What are your favourite recreational pursuits?

�Given the time constraints of an MP, I haven�t been able to get in the long bike rides and have cut back on pool swims, but I still get out trail running. It�s one of those things where you can throw on your shoes and start exercising right away.�

Do you have any hobbies?

�I�d say politics. Between working at home and Ottawa I don�t have much leisure time, but I would say politics is a passion of mine. I don�t even look at it as work, I enjoy it so much, so I guess you could consider it a hobby.�

John Weston, Conservative Party

Website: www.johnweston.ca

Bio: John Weston has been the Conservative Party candidate for the riding since 2005, placing second to Blair Wilson, by less than a thousand votes, in the 2006 general election.

Weston was born and raised in B.C., and attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and Harvard. He also speaks three languages fluently, English, Mandarin and French, and recently wrote a book called Jade Across the Kwai, which is a non-fiction account of his family�s experiences in World War II.

He has worked as a lawyer in Canada and Taiwan, and founded law firms in both countries. He is a founder of both the Pan Pacific Law Corporation and Access Group law firms, and in the 1980s was part of a mission to open a Canadian trade office in Taiwan. He was worked in public service for Rafe Mair and Mel Smith, and in the Departments of Constitutional Affairs for Newfoundland, Alberta and Quebec.

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