Peter Ladner


Peter Ladner is a retired author, columnist, politician and business owner. He was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002 and re-elected in 2005. He ran for mayor in 2008. Peter has been publisher, president and part owner of the Business in Vancouver Media Group, which he co-founded in 1989. He wrote a weekly column for 28 years.

He has more than 35 years of journalistic experience in print, radio and television and has been a frequent speaker on business, community, transportation and food issues.

In 2018 he became Chair of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition, a group of business, labour, environmental and health organizations advocating for better transportation options in Metro Vancouver.

He is the author of The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities and a former Fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue. Since 2016 he has been Chair of the board of The David Suzuki Foundation.