A socialist labour lawyer in B.C. for 50 years, born in Victoria in 1914, John Stanton has recalled his career in Never Say Die (Ottawa: Steel Rail Publishing, 1987). As a pioneer in many aspects of B.C. labour law -- such as union recognition, injunctions and Workers' Compensation -- he has also written The Life and Death of the Canadian Seamen's Union and considerable material on labour arbitration cases. After leaving private practice in 1976, he worked with UBC law students and the Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society (Legal Aid). The second installment of his memoirs, My Past is Now (Canadian Committee on Labour) was published in 1994.

[BCBW 1994]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Life and Death of a Union: The Canadian Seamen's Union, 1936-1944
Never Say Die! The Life and Times of a Pioneer Labour Lawyer