Brad Armstrong is a husband, father and community leader who has worked all his life to make Vancouver a better place for the people who live here.
Born and raised on the west side, he worked his way through university, spending his summers in places like Port Hardy and Port McNeill on fishing trollers and logging crews, his evenings working graveyard shifts at Dairyland and his weekends pumping gas at Chevron.
After graduating from UBC in economics, Brad earned a master’s degree at the London School of Economics and a law degree from McGill University. In his 40-year career as a jurist, he has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in environmental law and indigenous law. He has argued cases before trial and appeals courts, including three cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law.
For nine years, as a director, and two years as chairman and president, Brad volunteered to serve the needs of children and their parents, at Family Services of Greater Vancouver. He has also served on the board of Geosciences B.C., and on the parent councils at his children’s schools.
Brad is married to Vancouver lawyer Catherine Woods. Their daughter Madeleine is completing her Ph.D. at Cambridge University while son Robert is studying at the University of Toronto.
Brad enjoys reading history and philosophy, skiing, running, and cycling.
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