Andrew Younger

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Andrew Younger
MLA for Dartmouth East
Assumed office
Preceded by Joan Massey
Personal details
Born Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal

Andrew Younger is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2009 provincial election. He represents the electoral district of Dartmouth East as a member of the Liberal Party.

Younger grew up in the former City of Dartmouth. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Political Science from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King's College.[1]

Younger was first elected to the legislature in 2009 after a five-year career on Halifax Regional Council. He was first elected to council in 2004 representing East Dartmouth - The Lakes, and was re-elected by acclamation in 2008.[1]

Prior to being on council, Younger ran a successful television production and communications consulting company with clients all over the world.[1] He dedicated a significant portion of his work to social justice and environmental projects and assisted with development projects in West Africa including a women's micro-credit project in Niger and an AIDS education project in the Gambia.[1]

During his time as an elected representative, Younger was recognized for many community and regional accomplishments including the development of a redevelopment plan for the Main Street business district in Dartmouth,[2] his work improving Shubie Park and the Shubenacadie Canal system,[3] and his key role in the construction of the East Dartmouth Community Centre.[1]

Younger has been heavily involved in working on energy and environmental issues in Nova Scotia.[4] As Chair of HRM's Energy Committee he was a key player in the development and analysis of energy policy, and a key player in seeing a number of district, geothermal, and alternative energy projects moved forward.[4] He is often asked to speak on energy and environmental issues at local and national conferences.[1]

On October 22, 2013, Younger was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Energy.[5]

On March 25, 2015, Younger resigned from cabinet but remains MLA for Dartmouth East.[6]

Younger returned to cabinet on July 24, 2015, when he was named Minister of Environment.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Andrew Younger MLA - Dartmouth East". Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
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  4. ^ a b "Halifax Regional Municipality". Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Premier Stephen McNeil welcomes 16-member cabinet". CBC. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Younger resigns from Nova Scotia cabinet". CBC News. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Younger sworn back in to cabinet after shuffle". CBC News. July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Cabinet shuffle: Whalen out as finance minister, Younger back in". The Chronicle Herald. July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 

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