Any Canadian citizen is eligible to run for political office, but should they have to qualify for the job first? What criteria would you apply?
Peter Holt is a Chartered Engineer and former British Royal Navy engineering officer. After moving to Canada in 1987, he has worked in the corporate arena on a number of major programs, including three years on Executive Interchange with the Department of Foreign Affairs. Moving with his family to B.C. in 1997, he has been actively involved in regional affairs. He served as CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade (2004–2007) and has remained active in many regional committees and advisory groups. He also continues to enjoy a close relationship with Metro Vancouver, an organization that has engaged him as a facilitator/moderator for numerous public dialogues. As a consultant, Peter uses his professional experience and extensive regional knowledge to help organizations navigate local realities and a business world shaped by ever-increasing social and environmental expectations.
About the Philosophers' Café
Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.