Andrew is a lawyer in Ottawa and the Attorney General Critic for the Green Party of Ontario. His law degree includes a specialization in Environmental Law with extensive training in resolving disputes.
After a successful career in the television industry working mostly as a sole proprietor/independent contractor, Andrew went back to school at the age of 32 and received a B.A. (Hons) in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University. Later he graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law when he was 40. Andrew has since been practicing law as a sole practitioner/small business owner in the Ottawa area. He understands the needs of small businesses.
Andrew has volunteered for several organizations including the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, WWF-Canada and Amnesty International. For Amnesty, Andrew was a Committee Chair for an annual fundraiser called “Taste for Justice”. Andrew was responsible for much of the planning, marketing and implementation of the restaurant campaign which raised money to help stop violence against women. Under his leadership, “Taste for Justice” gained the most media coverage and raised the most donations in the campaign’s history.
Andrew was the CEO of the Ottawa Centre Federal Green Party Association. He organized the Green entry in the Ottawa Pride Parade twice. He was the MC for the gala dinner for the Green Party of Ontario’s 2016 AGM and has co-chaired GPO plenary sessions since 2017. Andrew grew up in Owen Sound, Ontario. He loves baseball, comedy and his wife Lydia. He is currently studying to be bilingual and usually has at least three French lessons a week.