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John R. Rich


John R. Rich

Senior Counsel

Assistant: Chelsea Lightheart


  • B.Sc., University of British Columbia
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia


  • Law Society of British Columbia, 1986
  • Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement:

John has been a long-term active supporter of many environmental and legal organizations, including:

  • Ecojustice: Honorary Director; President 1992-1997; Director 1990-1997, 1998-2004
  • Georgia Strait Alliance: Director 2000-2004
  • West Coast Environmental Law Association: Director 1986-1996; President 1998-1990
  • Islands Trust: Trustee 1976-1984; Chair 1978-1982

B.C. First Nations’ lawyers say Ottawa failed to consult on Trans Mountain expansion