Philip Andrewes

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Philip Andrewes
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Ross Hall
Succeeded by Harry Pelissero
Constituency Lincoln
Personal details
Born (1941-09-06) September 6, 1941 (age 75)
Political party Progressive Conservative Party
Occupation Farmer

Philip W. Andrewes (September 6, 1941) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1981 to 1987, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of Bill Davis and Frank Miller. Andrewes was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.

Early life[edit]

Andrewes was born in Beamsville, Ontario, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph. He worked as a fruit grower before entering political life.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1981 provincial election, defeating Liberal incumbent Ross Hall by 394 votes in the Lincoln constituency.[1] He was appointed to Davis's cabinet on July 6, 1983 as Minister of Energy.[2] Andrewes supported Frank Miller to succeed Davis in the Progressive Conservative Party's January 1985 leadership convention, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food when Miller became Premier of Ontario on February 8, 1985.[3]

Andrewes was re-elected in the 1985 election with an increased plurality, although the Progressive Conservatives were reduced to a fragile minority government in the legislature.[4] He was promoted to Minister of Health on May 17, 1985, but accomplished little in the department before the Conservatives were defeated in the legislature a month later.[5] In opposition, Andrewes served as his party's critic for Health and Energy.

He lost the Lincoln constituency by 1,036 votes to Liberal Harry Pelissero by in the 1987 election, amid a Liberal sweep of the province.[6]

Cabinet positions[edit]

Provincial Government of Frank Miller
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Alan Pope Minister of Health
1985 (May–June)
Murray Elston
Dennis Timbrell Minister of Agriculture and Food
1985 (February–May)
Ross Stevenson
Provincial Government of Bill Davis
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Bob Welch Minister of Energy
George Ashe

After politics[edit]

After leaving politics, he served for many years as chair of the board of directors for Agricorp, an Ontario crown corporation. He stepped down in 2005.


  1. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  2. ^ Speirs, Rosemary; Stead, Sylvia; Cruikshank, John (July 6, 1983). "Shuffle gives Treasury job to Grossman". The Globe and Mail. pp. 1, 2. 
  3. ^ "The Ontario Cabinet". The Globe and Mail. February 9, 1985. p. 4. 
  4. ^ "Results of vote in Ontario election". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 1985. p. 13. 
  5. ^ "The new Cabinet". The Globe and Mail. May 18, 1985. p. 11. 
  6. ^ "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2. 

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