About Peter

Peter was raised and educated in St. Catharines. He began his Police career as a cadet with the St. Catharines Police Department. He retired from the Niagara Regional Police as an Inspector after thirty-one years of service and was then recruited for the position of Campus Security Director at Ridley College.

During his time at Ridley he also taught at Niagara College. He is now a public safety consultant with the Inspectors Group Canada and is recognized as an expert in the fields emergency/crisis management and institutional lockdown procedures. He began his community service while attending Lakeport High School as Lt. Governor of Key Club International. As a young police officer Peter assisted in establishing a drug rehabilitation home in Niagara. He is a Past President of the St. Catharines Sea Cadets and a former Chairman of the St. Catharines Air Cadet Squadron.

As an Optimist club member for many years he was involved in numerous programs that benefited local youth. He has coached girls soccer, volunteered on the Henley rowing course and rowing club fundraising bingos and assisted with the St. Catharines Dragon Boat Races event. He has played a major role in organizing appreciation dinners that have raised substantial funds which have benefited the St. Catharines Rowing Club, Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation and the Children's Safety Village. He planned and directed security operations for the 1999 World Rowing Championships held in St. Catharines. Recently he was a member of a small group of concerned citizens who organized a fundraiser to assist retired Major Ed Smith with legal expenses incurred as a result of being unjustly sued by the local Conservation Authority.

Peter and Sandie have been happily married for forty-six years and have two children and five grandchildren.

Five years ago Peter successfully battled a life threatening illness. During that recovery he required the assistance of a cane which has given him a better understanding of the challenges faced by the disabled in our community. As a Cancer survivor he sees the need to maintain effective local treatment programs and facilities. As a fiscally responsible, non partisan, Regional Councillor Peter's focus will be on protecting taxpayer dollars while providing effective services to the citizens of Niagara. He will give special focus to Senior and health issues, Council transparency and accountability while ensuring every citizen is treated fairly and respectfully.