Margot Venton started to volunteer with Ecojustice as a researcher on some of the organization’s earliest cases while still in law school. She went on to work as a summer student and articling student before being called to the bar in 1998. Margot become an Ecojustice staff lawyer that same year.
During her career at Ecojustice, Margot’s work has included a vast array of issues from harlequin ducks to the oil sands to B.C.’s at-risk orca populations. She also played a leading role in the creation of Ecojustice’s national sewage report cards, a high profile report series that outlines the performance of Canadian cities in dealing with sewage waste. Her current work focuses on Canada’s right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment, including the release of Restoring the Balance – a report and toolkit for providing environmental rights to British Columbians.
Margot lives on Pender Island, B.C. with her husband David Boyd, a former Ecojustice executive director, and their daughter Merideth.