Andy Fillmore is the Member of Parliament for Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
While serving in Parliament, Andy has been devoted to making Canada’s communities healthy and sustainable spaces in which to live, work, and play; supporting innovation; improving relations with Indigenous peoples; and protecting the environment.
In January 2016, Andy was elected Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
In May 2016, he introduced his first private member’s motion to the House of Commons, calling for greenhouse gas analyses of government infrastructure. In September 2016, the motion passed with strong multi-party support.
In January 2017, the Prime Minister appointed Andy as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions.
Prior to his election in 2015, Andy spent twenty years as urban planner and community builder in the private, public, and academic sectors. He is a founding member and former Vice President of the Canadian Council for Urbanism.
As Halifax’s first Manager of Urban Design, Andy’s career has included initiatives like the new Halifax Central Library and “HRM by Design,” the downtown Halifax plan. His leadership on HRM by Design has seen development activity in downtown Halifax increase by over forty times.
Andy also served as Director and Associate Professor at the Dalhousie University’s School of Planning.
Most recently, Andy was VP of Planning & Development at the Waterfront Development Corporation where he oversaw the ongoing development of Halifax’s mixed-use waterfront, with a focus on increasing economic opportunity, enhancing tourism, and creating new public spaces in the city.
He attended Acadia University and holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Dalhousie University.
Andy grew up in Halifax, and he is a proud, unrelenting champion for his hometown in Canada’s Parliament.
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