Monday December 5, 2011
UFV Prof Throws Hat Into The Ring
Martin declares provincial Conservative nomination bid in upcoming by-election
Released by John Martin, Chilliwack BC
fter much consideration and consultation, I am announcing that I will be seeking the BC Conservative nomination in the upcoming by-election in Chilliwack-Hope.
British Columbia needs a common sense, mainstream choice and that means a BC
Conservative government led by John Cummins; a man that long-time
broadcaster Rafe Mair believes is probably "the most trusted politician in
JOHN MARTIN BIOGRAPHY
John Martin is a criminologist and has been teaching in the School of Criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley for more than two decades. He has also taught criminal justice to students at Douglas College, the Native Education Centre in Vancouver and Lethbridge College. Additionally, he has run courses for RCMP members at the Pacific Regional Training Centre and recruits at the Correctional Service of Canada’s Staff College.
John specializes in the fields of crime prevention, criminal justice reform, victims’ rights and public safety. He is regularly invited to speak to groups on all matters related to crime and justice and is a frequent guest on talk radio and other media.
John Martin has a long running opinion column that has appeared in numerous newspapers including Chilliwack Times, the Province Newspaper and Abbotsford Times. He has testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in Ottawa and spent a semester teaching Canadian Studies at Takushoku University in Japan as a visiting scholar.
Raised in the lower mainland, he has lived in various parts of British Columbia including the Cariboo and Similkameen and resides in Chilliwack with his wife of twenty years, Margaret, and their two Shetland Sheepdogs.
He holds a Certificate of Technology in Broadcast Communications from BCIT and two degrees in Criminology from SFU. A long time martial artist and musician, he is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chilliwack and a devotee of low and slow southern barbecue.
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