The Honourable John A. Fraser PC, OC, OBC, CD, QC, LLD (Hon.)

Class of 1954

By the late 1940s, during his teen years, John A. Fraser was working in lumber mills and camps, loading boxcars and booming logs. It was dangerous and brutal work. There was no automation, there were no computers—just sweat, muscle, and back-breaking labour. It was then, on the tidewaters and in the forests of British Columbia’s rugged wilderness, that the future politician and conservationist nurtured his deep appreciation for nature. It was also at this time that he solidified the stringent work ethic that carried him through law school and cultivated a celebrated career in public life ...