Ward 13 Rideau-Rockcliffe
Peter was born and educated in Windsor, Ontario. He attended the University of Windsor where he obtained a bachelors degree in Commerce and later attended the University of Michigan where he obtained his MBA.
He was an active member of the Canada Jaycees from 1972-1982 and was the recipient of a prestigious Senatorship award.
Peter moved to Orleans in 1975 where he worked for the Canadian Transport Commission as a senior economist. He was later elected as Mayor of the Township of Cumberland for three terms (1980-1989).
Peter was Chair of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton for two terms prior to amalgamation (1991-1997). During his six years as Regional Chair, Peter had a proven record for improving municipal balance sheets. The Councils he led had only one tax increase. Reserve funds were doubled from $225M to $500M, and debt was reduced by $100M.
After leaving municipal politics, he served as the Executive Director of the Standards Council of Canada (1999-2008).
In 2007, Peter purchased a home in Rideau-Rockcliffe to be close to his family and grandchildren. He became re-engaged in the comings and goings of community life in the city of Ottawa.
Peter believes that good government is our best hope to develop the type of community that reflects the values of Rideau-Rockcliffe residents. His priorities are to:
- Look for 21st century solutions to traffic problems
- Protect the character of our communities
- Work to control taxes and expenditures
- Work to reduce debt and stop the increase in debt financing
- Promote economic development to increase the tax base