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Peter Julian in 2011
|House Leader of the NDP|
|Assumed office |
March 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Ruth Ellen Brosseau|
October 19, 2015 – October 19, 2016
|Preceded by||Nathan Cullen|
|Succeeded by||Murray Rankin|
|Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons|
April 14, 2013 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Nathan Cullen|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Scheer|
|Shadow Minister for Natural Resources|
April 19, 2012 – March 19, 2014
|Preceded by||Claude Gravelle|
|Succeeded by||Chris Charlton|
|Shadow Minister for Industry|
May 26, 2011 – October 31, 2011
|Preceded by||Marc Garneau|
|Succeeded by||Guy Caron|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for New Westminster—Burnaby
Burnaby—New Westminster (2004–2015)
|Assumed office |
June 28, 2004
|Preceded by||Riding Established|
|Born||April 16, 1962|
New Westminster, British Columbia
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||Community activist, executive director, financial administrator, politician|
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 one sister, Randi, and one brother, 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.
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 New Democratic Party 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.
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 6,900 votes. Julian won the riding again in 2011 with 49.67% of the votes.
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. 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. 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.
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 led 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.
On December 21, 2016, Julian registered to run in the NDP leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair. He withdrew on July 5, 2017, after trailing the other candidates in fundraising. He subsequently endorsed Jagmeet Singh for leader.
On January 31, 2018, Peter Julian was named finance critic in the NDP House of Commons shadow cabinet by party leader Jagmeet Singh.
In addition, Julian was made House Leader of the NDP and energy critic on March 14, 2019. 
|1989 Quebec general election: Saint-François|
|Parti Québécois||Réal Rancourt||10,492||36.45%|
|Unity Party||Peter Evans||1,881||6.53%|
|Parti 51||France Bougie||568||1.97%|
|Total valid votes||28,786||96.32%|
|Total rejected ballots||1,099||3.68%|
|2002 New Westminster municipal election: City council |
Six to be elected
|Ron B. Gordon||772|
|2004 Canadian federal election: Burnaby—New Westminster|
|New Democratic||Peter Julian||14,061||34.58||+18.44||$51,851|
|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|
|New Democratic notional gain from Conservative||Swing||+9.69|
|This riding was created from parts of New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby, Vancouver South—Burnaby and Burnaby—Douglas, which elected a Canadian Alliance, Liberal and New Democrat, respectively, in the last election. Changes are based on redistributed results. Conservative change based on the total of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative votes in the 2000 election.|
|2006 Canadian federal election: Burnaby—New Westminster|
|New Democratic||Peter Julian||17,391||38.79||+4.21||$71,414|
|Total valid votes||44,829||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||144||0.32||-0.20|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||+3.40|
|2008 Canadian federal election: Burnaby—New Westminster|
|New Democratic||Peter Julian||20,145||46.49||+7.71||$72,161|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,325||100.0||$85,024|
|Total rejected ballots||214||0.49||+0.17|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||+2.44|
|2011 Canadian federal election: Burnaby—New Westminster|
|New Democratic||Peter Julian||22,193||49.67||+3.18|
|Total valid votes||44,683||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||194||0.43||-0.06|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-1.15|
|2015 Canadian federal election: New Westminster—Burnaby|
|New Democratic||Peter Julian||22,876||43.46||-8.32||$93,602.98|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||52,642||100.00||$213,160.28|
|Total rejected ballots||363||0.68||–|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-14.30|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- "About Peter Julian". Official Peter Julian Web Page. NDP Web Site. 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
- New West City Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Burnaby—New Westminster
- "Burnaby-New Westminster MP to be NDP energy critic". Burnaby NewsLeader. April 19, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
- "Peter Julian". Retrieved July 7, 2017.
- "Peter Julian to continue as NDP House Leader in next Parliament". CBC News. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- Smith, Marie-Danielle (December 28, 2016). "Peter Julian first to register as NDP leadership candidate but says he's still thinking about it". Calgary Herald. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
- "Peter Julian to quit NDP leadership race". CBC News. July 6, 2017.
- Peter Julian [@MPJulian] (July 6, 2017). "It's with mixed feelings that I'm announcing my withdrawal from #NDPldr race – fund-raising results have been disappointing" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for New Westminster—Burnaby, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates