(Nova Scotia & Brasenose 1964) (25 August 1942 - 7 December 2023)
Peter was one of those selfless and talented people who have kept the movement for social, democratic and economic justice alive.
A cursory description of some of the episodes of Peter’s life and career make him sound like a true Renaissance person.
In his time, Peter was: a political aide to the only elected federal New Democrat from Alberta, a key advisor to the group that became the Dene Nation in the Northwest Territories, a producer and manager for CBC network radio, head of research for the federal New Democrats (when Jack Layton was leader), and a Rhodes scholar.
And that is only a very partial list.
In recent years, Peter described himself as “an economist, geographer and urban planner by academic training, and a political organizer/activist, development educator, journalist, policy wonk and political staffer by practice”.
To that, he added that he has had some of his poetry, fiction and non-fiction published.
Read the full obituary here.