Born and raised in the riding he’s running to represent, Peter Julian tabled a motion in the House of Commons this past spring calling for Canada to create its own Green New Deal. His nominators noted his time before politics as a disability advocate, his ties in the community and his work on legislation across a wide range of progressive causes. His Green New Deal motion calls for “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, millions of green economy jobs, investments in infrastructure and industry, guaranteed access to clean water, air, healthy food and nature, and [to] address historic and present inequalities suffered by First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples as well as vulnerable communities.”