Peter Tabuns spent seven years as a Toronto city councillor before entering the provincial legislature in 2006. He has served as executive director of Greenpeace Canada and climate change advisor to then-NDP leader Jack Layton. He introduced provincial legislation on climate change, community disclosure of toxins and pollutants, electricity conservation, and prohibition of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). As the New Democrats’ environment and energy critic, he supported government bills to phase out coal, conserve water, protect the Great Lakes, and support the province’s trail network. In 2017 he won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to sustainability.