Bruce Fraser is the author of the novel On Potato Mountain: A Chilcotin Mystery. The first book in his Chilcotin trilogy, it explores the relations between Canadians of European descent and First Nations peoples. The second volume of the trilogy, titled The Jade Frog, was published in December 2014, and the third volume, Noah’s Raven, came out in 2017.
His other work includes a number of short stories, The Partner and Squires and Morley (published in the law magazine The Advocate) and the novella titled The Priory.
After graduating in law from the University of British Columbia, Bruce articled to Peter Dow QC at 2 Garden Court in London where he ate dinners at the Middle Temple, London. He practised law for forty-six years as a partner in the Vancouver firm of Richards Buell Sutton, and its predecessor firm in Prince George.
Bruce has handled a wide variety of cases and pled before the Supreme Court of Canada. Active in justice accessibility issues, he is the founding President of Access Pro Bono, and was awarded the 2012 Harry Rankin QC Pro Bono Award by the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch.
He and his firm have represented First Nation clients in land and fishing rights actions as well as the Crown. Bruce divides his time between Vancouver and his ranch at Lac La Hache in the Cariboo.