|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
for Toronto—St. Paul's
|Assumed office |
June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Eric Hoskins|
|Political party||New Democratic|
|Domestic partner||Aisha Fairclough, television producer, diversity consultant.|
|Occupation||Politician. Business Owner|
Jill Andrew is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. She represents the electoral district of Toronto—St. Paul's as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party and was renominated on January 13, 2021, for the 43rd Ontario general election. She is the Ontario NDP Culture & Women's Issues Critic and the first Black and Queer person to be elected to the Ontario Legislature and reportedly in Canada. She holds a PhD from York University’s Faculty of Education and a Master’s degree in women and gender studies from the University of Toronto New College.
Andrew is a public speaker and activist, cofounding the group Body Confidence Canada. She is part of Ontario's first ever Black Caucus, alongside NDP caucus colleagues Laura Mae Lindo, Faisal Hassan, Rima Berns-McGown and Kevin Yarde.
Andrew identifies as queer. Andrew and her partner Aisha Fairclough, a television producer and diversity consultant, are members of the community consortium that own Glad Day Bookshop, an LGBT bookstore in Toronto's Church and Wellesley gay village.
|2018 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Jill Andrew||18,843||35.96||+25.75|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Kirsch||13,780||26.30||+2.41|
|Libertarian||Jekiah U. Dunavant||448||0.85||-0.03|
|Ontario Moderate Party||Marina Doshchitsina||143||0.27||+0.27|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+26.00|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
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