We asked our firm to describe Merle and his life's work in their own words, and we received heartwarming responses from lawyers, project managers, and management that truly depict the level of respect we have for him.
Our colleagues describe Merle and his approach to law as passionate, creative, brilliant, and inspirational. He's someone we are proud and honoured to work with, and we don't hesitate to share this with others. Members of the firm are "thrilled" and feel "very lucky" at any opportunity to work with and learn from him; his sense of humour and fascinating stories are cherries on top!
Merle told BC500 that his toughest challenge is "proving that Indigeneity is a superpower, not weakness," and we see (and feel) his devotion to demonstrate just that through his representation of Indigenous organizations and educational engagements with the public. We commend and celebrate his commitment to his clients, his mentorship to Indigenous lawyers and members of our firm, and his unrelenting dedication to achieve the possibilities for Indigenous peoples' rights of tomorrow, today.
Merle, congratulations from all of us at MT+Co. This is an incredible life achievement!
Business in Vancouver's BC500 recognizes the 500 most influential business leaders who have a notable impact on B.C.'s communities, industries and economy.