John Chandler, a long-time resident of Chester, is a senior partner with Merrick-Holm in Halifax, where he has been employed since admission to the bar in 1975. Mr. Chandler was honoured with his Queen’s Counsel designation in 1992. He previously received an Honours degree in Business Administration.
His extensive volunteer service on various boards and committees includes the South Shore Community Services Association (Bonny Lea Farm), the Chester Municipal Heritage Society, the Halifax Senior Citizens’ Foundation and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He is an active member of the Chester United Baptist Church.
Past directorships include twelve years with the Canadian Cancer Society, five years with Big Brothers-Big Sisters, eleven years with the Walter Callow Veterans and Invalids Welfare League, and two years with the Metro Non-Profit Housing Association.
He has been involved with the South Shore Minor Hockey Association, is past Master of Clarke 61 Masonic Lodge, and past President of the Chester-St. Margaret’s Liberal Association and the South Shore Liberal Association.
Mr. Chandler strongly believes in the Liberal principles first uttered by Sir Wilfred Laurier: freedom, compassion, tolerance and reform.