· A legislator with over 14 years as a Member of Parliament and five years as a Member of the B.C, Legislature
· Former Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks for the Province of B.C.
· Longtime Board Member of the Arts Club and Stanley Theatres
· A published author and TV and radio commentator
· Presently a practicing lawyer in Vancouver
· As Environment Minister, negotiated B.C. land use plans, achieving goal of 12 percent for parks and protected areas, protected Lower Mainland Salmon Streams with streamside regulations, oversaw the Britannia Beach mine pollution clean-up, established Great Bear Rainforest, Okanagan and Kootenay land use plans, introduced New Water Protection Act and developed greenhouse gas emissions plan
· Member of the Canadian Delegation to Kyoto 6
· As Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, negotiated with the Federal Government parks agreements for the Gulf Islands and other lands
· As Sports Minister, won Canadian bid for 2010 Winter Olympics, started "Legacies Now" for youth sports and anti-violence program, oversaw the
· $1 billion development of the B.C. film industry, promoted the lowest small business tax in Canada and reduced red tape
· As Chair of the Fraser Basin Board between 1996 and 1996,developed a "Report Card" on the State of the Fraser Basin
· As a Member of Parliament, served as critic for environment, fisheries, energy, justice, and constitutional affairs; drafted Aboriginal amendments to the Canadian Constitution
· Extensive experiences in international affairs including participation in the 1990 Conference of Parliamentarians on the International Criminal Court and the 1985 Test Ban Treaty Conference
· Holds an LLM degree in International Law from the London School of Economics, an LLB degree and a BA from the University of Toronto.