John is a member of the firm’s Aboriginal, Environmental, and Project Development Practice Groups. His practice includes advising private sector and government clients throughout Canada on Aboriginal, environmental, regulatory and natural resources matters. John advises oil sands developers, conventional oil & gas companies, railways, mining companies, utilities and other resource developers on environmental regulatory matters and on Aboriginal law matters, including Aboriginal consultation issues and negotiation of cooperation protocols and impact benefit agreements related to natural resource project development. Currently, he is the editor of the "Aboriginal property taxation" chapter of the BC Continuing Legal Education BC Real Property Assessment Manual. John was previously a principal negotiator for the Yukon government in land claims negotiations with Yukon First Nations. He is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada for Aboriginal law and in Chambers Global in the Aboriginal law (Canada) category. John is a member of the law societies of Alberta and the Northwest Territories.