John Boon J.D. | President & Founder | Director for Canada
John is a business lawyer and consultant, writer, speaker and educator.
John moved from Saskatchewan to BC in 1988. From 1984 until 1987, he was a businessman and a senior policy and legal analyst with the Saskatchewan Department of Justice where he headed extensive programs of business law reform and enforcement. Prior to 1984 he was a university student, businessman, broadcaster and political journalist and advisor.
John has a degree in Political and Economic Studies (With Great Distinction) and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Law Degree (1984) from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a practising member of the British Columbia Law Society.
John has pursued an extensive program of self-study that includes post-graduate international business courses in London, UK (87-88).
He holds a certificate in International Trade from the Forum for International Trade Training. FITT was founded by: Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters; World Trade Centres Canada; Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; and Industry Canada.
For decades, the focus of John’s work has been business management and development, business law and regulation and related law reforms and training services. Since 1995 work has focused on Canadian and international education sectors, workplaces, professions and business operations.
John has done, in both public and private sectors, extensive regulatory work in diverse areas of law and for many business sectors.
Those areas of law and business sectors include, but are not limited to the following:
- Education sector management, regulation and innovation.
- Workplace management, regulation and reform.
- Employment law, non-employment service providers.
- Privacy and personal information.
- Money laundering and terrorist financing.
- Environmental law.
- Financial services and insurance.
- Insurance and securities law.
- Real estate development.
- First nations.
- Film production and distribution (classification, censorship).
- Media and broadcasting.
- Aeronautics, airline tour management.
- Consumer protection.
Legal Information and Training
Access to justice, courts and affordable legal services is a major Canada-wide and worldwide problem and this causes fundamental problems for practical democracy and functional states.
That access, in part, depends on having access to legal information and training that helps persons understand if they have a legal problem and how to go about solving it – on their own or with legal counsel.
We have increased our emphasis on onsite and online legal and business training and development of related information technology services.
HKMK Law Canada and John Boon J.D. provide no training services directly, but we do provide product development or presentation services to third party training firms or publishers – including 2050 Knowledge Corporation – that contract with training and publication consumers.
2050 Knowledge Corporation, also owned and operated by John Boon J.D., cannot and does not provide services that constitute the practice of law even if its training products address legal topics or issues. It may make legal precedents (e.g. contracts) available, but that does not constitute the practice of law.