Father, we are grateful for John Martin, MLA for Chilliwack, and thank You for the rich knowledge and experience that he brings to our Provincial Government body. We ask that You would continue to broaden and deepen his experience and knowledge base so he would be an even greater asset for accomplishing Your purposes. We pray his eyes would be open to see You and that You would visit him in many and varied ways. We pray that he would be a mentor to his younger colleagues and that some of his greatest accomplishments would be felt though his influence on his fellow MLAs. We ask that You bless him and his wife with good health and a joyful relationship. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
John Martin was elected MLA for Chilliwack on May 14, 2013.
He is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow.
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, John worked as a criminologist and faculty member in the School of Criminology at University of the Fraser Valley.
He holds a Certificate of Technology in Broadcast Communications from British Columbia Institute of Technology and two degrees in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.
He has also taught criminal justice at Douglas College, the Native Education Centre in Vancouver and Lethbridge College. John has written curricula and ran classes for RCMP members at the Pacific Regional Training Centre and new recruits at the Correctional Service of Canada’s Staff College.
He specializes in crime prevention, criminal justice reform, victims’ rights and public safety.
John 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.
He has testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and taught Canadian Studies at Takushoku University in Japan as a visiting scholar.
Raised in the Lower Mainland, he resides in Chilliwack with his wife, Margaret, and their two Shetland Sheepdogs: Blue and The Dude. A long-time martial artist and musician, he is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chilliwack and a weekend warrior on the BBQ competition circuit.