- Simcoe North
Peter Stubbins earned a life science degree, majoring in Ecology, from the University of Toronto in 1979. There he received two academic awards and gained a firm understanding of the clash between ecology and human systems. With a keen desire to educate and inspire change, he began expressing his political views through his weekly show at U of T radio. Two years of travels and volunteering in remote places made Peter aware of the relationship between poverty, corrupt governments and environmental collapse.
In his mid-twenties, Peter began educating municipal councils about the 3R’s, and challenged the packaging industry. His advocacy for the blue box program led in part to his decision to run for municipal office. Peter spent two terms as a councilor for the Township of Tiny, and then as Deputy Mayor and a Simcoe County councilor.
Peter co-founded a number of cultural and environmental organizations, all geared to serving his constituents with habitat restoration, public access to natural resources, and waste diversion programs, while maintaining fiscal restraint. In 1988, the Green Party of Canada records Peter as the first Green Party member elected to public office in Canada.
Peter’s career as a physiotherapist has provided him with extensive insight into our health care system as well as small business management. He works both privately and in the public health care system. He is a Certified Acupuncturist, Clinical Certification in Osteopathic Manual Practice, and McKenzie Credentialed.
Peter has always kept his hand in green advocacy. Most recently, he was a board member and chair of Zero Waste Simcoe. He ran in the 2011 and 2014 provincial elections for the Green Party of Ontario. With his extensive experience and knowledge as a public servant, a private business man, and finally a former politician, he is well poised to serve the people of Simcoe North.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Peter Stubbins as our candidate in the riding of Simcoe North.