John St John has lived in Parksville for 13 years and is the owner of the British Bobby Restaurant with his wife Mary. They have four children (all of wom have worked there), plus seven grandchildren.
Born into a regular working-class
family in England, John’s life has been extraordinary. Right from the get-go he has taken on challenges where angels fear to tread. In a career spanning more than five decades and two continents, John has re-invented himself from a boutique owner
in the swinging sixties in England, country inn/hotel manager, commercial photographer, limousine driver to the rich and famous and much more. Throughout his life, he has witnessed events and situations that most people could only ever dream about, involving
hundreds of Celebrities, Sports Stars, British and Canadian Governments, Foreign Ambassadors, CEO’s, Corporate Executives and Royalty.
After moving with his family to Canada in 1987, John became the fleet manager of a large
Limousine Service in Ottawa. Working with government on a regular basis he, like most people, believed in the status quo and that these people had our best interests at heart. But as the years went by, he soon found out that he was 100 per cent wrong! Having
enough of the corruption the family moved to BC in 1999.
“Like many Canadians I have had enough of government lies and corruption. There’s a famous saying: “The definition of true insanity is doing the same thing over and over
again and expecting a different result”.
Now is the time to change it and do something different, I know that takes courage, but I also know that we are all in this together, and together we can repair the years of damage done
by those who think they own the world.
Why me? I care about this community, I care about the people and families who built it, I care about the future for our children and I have always had a passion to help others and a strong belief in
the values of integrity, honesty and truth. That is why I decided to run for MLA in Parksville-Qaulicum. I chose to run as an independent, because so many times I have met good politicians who became disheartened when they discovered that the party
came first, and the people second. I don’t want to be controlled by lawyers on what I can say and do, my intention is to tell the truth no matter what.”