Father of 4, husband of 1, ex-dentist, writer, musician, community builder and Green politician. MLA in PEI, and dreamer of a better Island.
Peter arrived on Prince Edward Island after following a long and winding road. That road began in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1962, moving through Newfoundland and Ontario before arriving in Hampton Prince Edward Island in 2002.
On the way he studied music, became a dentist, married “the kindest person I’ve ever met,” had 4 children, wrote 6 plays and a musical, and over the course of 23 years, ran as a candidate in 10 elections before finally succeeding in May 2015 when, as leader of the provincial party, he was elected as the first ever Green Party member of the PEI Legislature.
Continuous expansion on a finite planet is not the answer to our challenges: Like our built environment, bigger is not necessarily better. Rather, we need better integration and a recognition of our proper place in the bigger scheme of things.
Elimination of poverty would have some very obvious and immediate benefits, but a Universal Basic Income would also have some more subtle - and yet, in my mind, very exciting - possible benefits: a universal basic income could enable the greatest unleashing of human potential ever seen.