Peter Julian

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Peter S. Julian
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Peter Julian in 2006
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Burnaby-New Westminster
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by New riding
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 14, 2013
Leader Thomas Mulcair
Preceded by Nathan Cullen
Personal details
Born ( 1962-04-16) April 16, 1962 (age 52)
New Westminster, British Columbia
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Limei Tian
Residence New Westminster
Profession Community activist, executive director, financial administrator, politician
Religion United Church of Canada

Peter S. Julian (born April 16, 1962, in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party, representing the riding of Burnaby—New Westminster.

Personal life[edit]

Julian was born on April 16, 1962, in New Westminster, British Columbia, to Terry and Ruth Julian. His father Terry is a school administrator, historian and author, and a 2002 recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal. He also has a sister named Randi and a brother named Patrick.

Julian is fluently bilingual and is also functional in American Sign Language. He lives in the 10th Avenue area of New Westminster. He graduated from New Westminster Secondary School and holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a specialization in International Relations.[1]

Political career[edit]

A community activist, Julian was Executive Director of the Council of Canadians and later the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He was a leader in an unsuccessful effort to prevent the arrival of big box retail in New Westminster without public consultation. Ultimately, the city allowed a big box store which turned out to be a Wal-Mart store.

Julian served as the Provincial Secretary for the Quebec section of the NDP in the 1990s. He also has been the National Policy Coordinator and Assistant and Acting Federal Secretary of the NDP. He has been a member of the NDP since he was 14 years old.

In 2002, Julian ran for city council in New Westminster. He received 3,275 votes, losing a spot on the council by 74 votes.[2]

After losing his bid for city council, Julian ran for the New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Burnaby—New Westminster, British Columbia. On March 7, 2004 Julian defeated Dave Mackinon to be the NDP's candidate in the 2004 federal election. Julian won the general election, defeating Mary Pynenburg of the Liberal Party of Canada by just 329 votes. In the federal election held on October 14, 2008, Julian won the riding of Burnaby—New Westminster by over 6900 votes. Julian won the riding again in 2011 with 49.67% of the votes.[3]

He also co-founded the Save St. Mary's Hospital Community Coalition. He was a founding member of the B.C. Disability Employment Network and the Burnaby-New Westminster Council of Canadians. He has also volunteered for the local Emergency Social Services, for Royal City Soccer, East Burnaby Minor Baseball, the United Way, and the United Church of Canada.

In the New Democratic Party Shadow Cabinet, Julian is the Energy and Natural Resources Critic.[4] Julian previously served as the NDP critic for International Trade, Transportation, Persons with Disabilities, Treasury Board, Western Fisheries Critic, Industry, and the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympics.[5] Julian also served as the Deputy NDP Caucus Chair. During the 2011-12 NDP leadership race, Julian took over from candidate Peggy Nash to serve as the NDP's Finance Critic until the race was over, at which point Nash retook her spot and Julian was shifted to the lower-profile position of Energy Critic.[4]

Julian was vocal opponent to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) that he believed threatened Canada's sovereignty through deep integration with the United States and Mexico. As NDP Transport Critic, Julian lead the successful fight in the House of Commons to stop the SMS transport safety bill, which he believed to be an attempt to turn safety over to air transport companies themselves, something Julian termed "self-serve safety". Recently, Julian initiated an NDP task force that will meet and consult with diverse Canadian immigrant communities across the country, and to learn more about the challenges they face.

The Georgia Straight newspaper has called Julian "one of the region's hardest working politicians". Julian ranked 3rd of 308 MPs in the 39th Parliament on bills, votes, and speeches.[6]

Committees[edit]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Julian 22,193 49.67 +3.18
Conservative Paul Forseth 16,009 35.83 +5.48
Liberal Garth Evans 4,496 10.06 -5.36
Green Carrie-Ann McLaren 1,731 3.87 -3.20
Libertarian Tyler Pierce 160 0.36 -0.06
Marxist–Leninist Joseph Theriault 94 0.21 -0.01
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,683 100.00
Total rejected ballots 194 0.43 -0.06
Turnout 44,877 54.05 -0.30
Eligible voters 83,029
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Peter Julian 17,391 38.8% +4.2% $71,413.90
     Liberal Mary Pynenburg 13,420 29.9% -2.6% $74,580.51
     Conservative Marc Dalton 12,364 27.6% 0.0 $70,006.15
Green Scott Janzen 1,654 3.7% 0.0 $1,149.61
Total valid votes 44,829 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 144 0.32%
Turnout 44,973 60.9%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Peter Julian 14,061 34.58% +18.5 $51,851
     Liberal Mary Pynenburg 13,732 32.52% -1.0 $67,860
     Conservative Mike Redmond 11,821 27.63% -19.9 $52,988
Green Revel Kunz 1,606 3.72% $173
     Canadian Action Dana Green 312 0.64% $100
     Communist Péter Pál Horváth 166 0.26% $389
Total valid votes 41,698 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 217 0.52%
Turnout 41,915 58.95%
New Westminster municipal election, 2002: City council
Six to be elected
Candidate Votes
Casey Cook 4848
Jerry Dobrovolny 4626
Chuck Puchmayr 4430
Bob Osterman 3875
Calvin Donnelly 3646
Lorrie Williams 3349
Peter Julian 3275
Kimiko Karpoff 2918
Betty McIntosh 2723
Carol Cheremkora 2634
Charmaine Murray 1938
Shane Polak 1588
Fil Apolinario 1536
Hilda Bechler 1298
Wally Walia 1266
Rhoda Beka-Kaellis 1257
Shea Campbell 1250
Lori Underwood 1021
Ted Edwards 1015
Gordon Cooper 872
Ron B. Gordon 772
Quebec general election, 1989 - Saint-François
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Monique Gagnon-Tremblay 14,961 51.97%
     Parti Québécois Réal Rancourt 10,492 36.45%
     Unity Party Peter Evans 1,881 6.53%
     NDP-Q Peter Julian 884 3.07%
     Parti 51 France Bougie 568 1.97%
Total valid votes 28,786 96.32%
Total rejected ballots 1,099 3.68%
Turnout 29,885 74.98%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Peter Julian". Official Peter Julian Web Page. NDP Web Site. 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ New West City[dead link]
  3. ^ Burnaby—New Westminster
  4. ^ a b "Burnaby-New Westminster MP to be NDP energy critic". Burnaby NewsLeader. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ www.howdtheyvote.ca

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