Andrew Swan

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The Honourable
Andrew Swan
MLA
Manitoba Government House Leader
In office
October 18, 2013 – November 3, 2014
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by Jennifer Howard
Manitoba Minister of Justice and Attorney General
In office
November 3, 2009 – November 3, 2014
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by Dave Chomiak
Succeeded by James Allum
Manitoba Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade
In office
October 5, 2009 – November 3, 2009
Premier Gary Doer
Preceded by Nancy Allan (interim)
Succeeded by Peter Bjornson
In office
February 4, 2008 – September 2, 2009
Premier Gary Doer
Preceded by Scott Smith
Succeeded by Nancy Allan (interim)
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 22, 2004
Preceded by MaryAnn Mihychuk
Constituency Minto
Personal details
Born (1968-08-09) August 9, 1968 (age 46)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political party New Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Manitoba
Profession Lawyer

Andrew James Swan, MLA (born August 9, 1968 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada.[1] He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in a 2004 by-election,[1] replacing MaryAnn Mihychuk, who resigned to run for mayor of Winnipeg.[2][3]

Swan graduated from the University of Manitoba faculty of law in 1990.[2] After graduating, he practiced law at the firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman,[2] becoming a partner in 2000. His specialty was family law.[2][3] Swan was also appointed to the Residential Tenancies Commission in 2000, and is a member of the Manitoba Running Association.[3]

Swan first ran for the Manitoba legislature as a New Democrat in the 1990 provincial election,[4] placing third in the west-end Winnipeg riding of Sturgeon Creek. He did not run again until 2004.

On June 22, 2004, Swan was elected as a New Democrat for the riding of Minto, defeating Liberal Wayne Helgason, 2848 votes to 1616.[5] He was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election.[3] He was appointed to cabinet on February 4, 2008, as Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade, Minister charged with the administration of the Liquor Control Act, and Minister charged with the administration of The Manitoba Lotteries Corporation Act.[1][2]

On September 2, 2009, Swan resigned from his cabinet position and announced his candidacy for the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba, running against Steve Ashton and Greg Selinger.[6][7][8] Nancy Allan replaced Swan as interim Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade.[9] The leadership convention took place on October 17, 2009.[6][7][10] On September 28, Swan dropped out of the leadership race and endorsed Selinger.[10][11] He regained his ministerial positions on October 5, 2009.[12]

After winning the leadership race, Selinger appointed Swan as Minister of Justice and Attorney General on November 3.[13]

Swan resigned his cabinet position on November 3, 2014 along with Jennifer Howard, Theresa Oswald, Erin Selby and Stan Struthers, due to concerns about Premier Selinger's leadership. [14] He remained an NDP MLA after resignation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Andrew Swan". Manitoba NDP Caucus. New Democratic Party of Manitoba. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d "About Andrew". Andrew Swan - Our Leader for Today and Tomorrow. Andrew Swan Campaign. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "DEBATES and PROCEEDINGS Official Report (Hansard) - Vol. LVII No. 70A". 16 May 2006. p. 6. Retrieved 13 September 2009. Mr. Andrew Swan (Minto):... I had the chance several weeks ago to speak with none other than Gerry McAlpine, who indeed defeated me in a 1990 provincial election in Sturgeon Creek. 
  5. ^ "2004 By-election Minto - OFFICIAL By-election Results". Elections Manitoba. 25 June 2004. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Turenne, Paul (3 September 2009). "Swan first to enter race to replace Doer". Winnipeg Sun (Sun Media). Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Kusch, Larry (3 September 2009). "Swan first to throw hat into ring". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  8. ^ Kusch, Larry (12 September 2009). "Out of the starting gate". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "PREMIER APPOINTS INTERIM MINISTERS" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. 14 September 2009. Archived from the original on 31 October 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Swan bows out of NDP race". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 September 2009. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  11. ^ Turenne, Paul (28 September 2009). "Swan drops out of NDP race". Winnipeg Sun (Sun Media). Retrieved 2 October 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "PROVINCE ANNOUNCES SWAN TO BE SWORN IN TODAY AS MINISTER OF COMPETITIVENESS, TRAINING AND TRADE" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "CHANGES TO MANITOBA CABINET MOVE PROVINCE FORWARD: SELINGER" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "Premier Greg Selinger replaces 5 cabinet ministers in government revolt". CBC News. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Kerri Irvin-Ross
as a member of the Executive Council of Manitoba
Order of precedence in Manitoba
as a member of the Executive Council of Manitoba
Succeeded by
Jennifer Howard
as a member of the Executive Council of Manitoba