Peter Smith

Peter Smith has lived in Sarnia with his wife ‘Trina since 1987. Peter grew up in London (UK) where he obtained an Honours Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of London. After working in the nuclear industry for 9 years he and his family moved to Canada in 1982, spending their first three years in NW Ontario, before moving to Sarnia. Peter and ‘Trina have two adult children and three grand-daughters living in London and Cambridge, Ont.

During his 40+ year career, Peter held a succession of increasingly more responsible positions in the energy industry, before retiring in 2013. Peter has a long history of community involvement, including over 10 years on the board of a children’s mental health agency followed by 5 years as chair of a children’s mental health advocacy committee. He has been a 30 year member of Amnesty International and has acted as coordinator of the local letter writing group for almost 20 years.

Peter is a former director and VP of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation and has written and spoken extensively on the need for urgent action to curb our greenhouse gas emissions. Peter is an avid supporter of using science and fact based decision making to address the world’s problems and has promoted science and scientific principles to students through both the Lambton County Science Fair, where he serves as media coordinator, and Adopt a Scientist where he demonstrates hands on science to elementary school students.

Peter joined the Green Party of Canada almost 20 years ago, and stood for federal election in 2015, because he believes that real change can be achieved, but we will never get it if we keep voting for the same old parties.

If you have questions for Peter you can contact him by email at or by phone at 226-402-0474.

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