Hon. John D. Reynolds, P.C. 

Hon. John D. Reynolds, P.C.

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.6831
e: john.reynolds@mcmillan.ca

overview

The Hon. John D. Reynolds joined the firm's Vancouver office as Senior Strategic Advisor in 2006. He has nearly 40 years of experience at the highest levels of national and provincial government and in a diverse range of cross-border business enterprises. Mr. Reynolds is thus uniquely qualified to advise corporate and business clients on concerns involving public policy advocacy, natural resource development, and growth opportunities in markets throughout North America, Asia/Pacific and Africa.

Mr. Reynolds has the experience to assist mining and other natural resources companies. As a director of two natural resources producers, he is familiar with exploration and mine development issues involving gold, nickel and chromium, in regions as diverse as Kazakhstan, Australia, Ghana and South Africa. Having served as Minister of Environment for British Columbia, he has practical knowledge of governmental policy involving the interplay between land use, economic development and First Nations issues. Also, as a former president of an American-based venture capital company, Mr. Reynolds understands private and public financing sources for growing businesses.

With his knowledge of the interrelationships between corporate strategy and government policy in the global economy, Mr. Reynolds is positioned to advise companies of any size that seek to identify and exploit new international market opportunities. He served for three years as Vice Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association- Executive Committee (the first Canadian political leader to hold such a position), making him well positioned to draw on relationships established among the Association's 112 Commonwealth nations, states and provinces. He has also been Vice Chair of the Canada/UK Parliamentary Association's Executive Committee.

Mr. Reynolds uses his first-hand involvement in the domestic political process to serve as an advocate for clients and their business objectives. During his most recent 10 years in the House of Commons, Mr. Reynolds served numerous shadow cabinet roles, was Official Opposition Whip and House Leader, and was elected by the caucus and the Executive Committee as Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition. Mr. Reynolds also served as Chair of Stephen Harper's Leadership Campaign and Co-Chair of Prime Minister Harper's 2006 Election Campaign. His nine years of provincial legislative and ministerial experience well position him to help British Columbia business interests achieve even the most complex and sophisticated strategic objectives.

John is also a member of McMillan vantage LP 

Representative Matters

Mr. Reynolds has a record of private and public sector accomplishment that illustrates his ability to provide business clients with strategic national and international guidance.

  • Member of Parliament
    • Terms as member for British Columbia ridings of West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast (1997-2006) and Burnaby-Richmond-Delta (1972-1977);
    • Chair of Stephen Harper's Leadership Campaign and Co-Chair of Prime Minister Harper's 2006 Election Campaign.
    • Successive terms as Chief Opposition Whip, House Leader, and Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons.
    • Shadow cabinet positions focusing on immigration, fisheries, justice and sports portfolios.
  • President, U.S.-based venture capital company, 1992-1996.
  • Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly;
    • Member for the riding of West Vancouver-Howe Sound, 1983-1991.
    • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, 1987-1989.
    • Minister of Environment, 1989-1991.
  • Past board member of numerous public companies (including International Corona Resources); former host of a leading British Columbia radio talk show; former manager for Rust Craft Greeting Cards and Ethicon Sutures, Ltd.
  • Senior business executive with substantial experience in venture capital development, consumer products marketing and natural resource development.

News

McMillan LLP Launches National Public Affairs Firm, McMillan Vantage Policy Group
Ryan Black talks to BCBusiness about McMillan's participation in the Honda Celebration of Light
Honourable John D. Reynolds, P.C. awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver, BC
  • The Albany Club, Toronto, ON
  • Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Gibsons, BC
  • Toscana Country Club, Indian Wells, California
  • Board of Directors for the following:
    • Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    • Calibre Mining Corp.
    • Rusoso Mining Ltd.
    • Catalyst Copper Corp.
    • Encanto Potash Corp.
    • Eacom Timber Corp.
    • Oceanic Iron Ore Corp.
    • Kinetex Resources Corp.
    • Asantae Holdings Corp.
    • Mahdia Gold Corp.
  • Board of Directors, The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation

Awards & Rankings

  • Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, in honour of his significant contributions and achievements, 2012
  • Appointed to the Queen's Privy Council, February 6, 2006
  • Queen's Medal, Golden Jubilee for significant contribution to his fellow Canadians, 2002
  • Queens Medal, Silver Jubilee, for significant contribution to his fellow Canadians, 1977
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The Hon. John D. Reynolds joined the firm's Vancouver office as Senior Strategic Advisor in 2006. He has nearly 40 years of experience at the highest levels of national and provincial government and in a diverse range of cross-border business enterprises. Mr. Reynolds is thus uniquely qualified to advise corporate and business clients on concerns involving public policy advocacy, natural resource development, and growth opportunities in markets throughout North America, Asia/Pacific and Africa.

Mr. Reynolds has the experience to assist mining and other natural resources companies. As a director of two natural resources producers, he is familiar with exploration and mine development issues involving gold, nickel and chromium, in regions as diverse as Kazakhstan, Australia, Ghana and South Africa. Having served as Minister of Environment for British Columbia, he has practical knowledge of governmental policy involving the interplay between land use, economic development and First Nations issues. Also, as a former president of an American-based venture capital company, Mr. Reynolds understands private and public financing sources for growing businesses.

With his knowledge of the interrelationships between corporate strategy and government policy in the global economy, Mr. Reynolds is positioned to advise companies of any size that seek to identify and exploit new international market opportunities. He served for three years as Vice Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association- Executive Committee (the first Canadian political leader to hold such a position), making him well positioned to draw on relationships established among the Association's 112 Commonwealth nations, states and provinces. He has also been Vice Chair of the Canada/UK Parliamentary Association's Executive Committee.

Mr. Reynolds uses his first-hand involvement in the domestic political process to serve as an advocate for clients and their business objectives. During his most recent 10 years in the House of Commons, Mr. Reynolds served numerous shadow cabinet roles, was Official Opposition Whip and House Leader, and was elected by the caucus and the Executive Committee as Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition. Mr. Reynolds also served as Chair of Stephen Harper's Leadership Campaign and Co-Chair of Prime Minister Harper's 2006 Election Campaign. His nine years of provincial legislative and ministerial experience well position him to help British Columbia business interests achieve even the most complex and sophisticated strategic objectives.

John is also a member of McMillan vantage LP 

Mr. Reynolds has a record of private and public sector accomplishment that illustrates his ability to provide business clients with strategic national and international guidance.

  • Member of Parliament
    • Terms as member for British Columbia ridings of West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast (1997-2006) and Burnaby-Richmond-Delta (1972-1977);
    • Chair of Stephen Harper's Leadership Campaign and Co-Chair of Prime Minister Harper's 2006 Election Campaign.
    • Successive terms as Chief Opposition Whip, House Leader, and Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons.
    • Shadow cabinet positions focusing on immigration, fisheries, justice and sports portfolios.
  • President, U.S.-based venture capital company, 1992-1996.
  • Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly;
    • Member for the riding of West Vancouver-Howe Sound, 1983-1991.
    • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, 1987-1989.
    • Minister of Environment, 1989-1991.
  • Past board member of numerous public companies (including International Corona Resources); former host of a leading British Columbia radio talk show; former manager for Rust Craft Greeting Cards and Ethicon Sutures, Ltd.
  • Senior business executive with substantial experience in venture capital development, consumer products marketing and natural resource development.