Wally Andersen

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Wally Andersen (born July 31, 1951) is a former Liberal Member of the House of Assembly in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was first elected in 1996 in the riding Torngat Mountains and was re-elected twice.[1][2]

The son of Edgar Andersen and Muriel Lucy, he was born in Makkovik, Labrador and was educated in North West River. In 1975, he married Marie Delaney. Andersen was manager for the government stores in Labrador from 1974 to 1996. He was a member of the council for Happy Valley-Goose Bay.[1] Andersen served 12 years as president of the local hockey association.[2]

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged Wally Anderson on July 23, 2007 with fraud, uttering a forged document and breach of trust in connection with the multimillion-dollar legislative spending scandal.[3] He officially resigned from the legislature on September 5 of that year, leaving the Torngat Mountains riding vacant until the 2007 provincial election was called shortly thereafter.[4]

Andersen was released in December 2009 after serving three months of a 15-month sentence.[5]

In 2016, he won a by-election for the Happy Valley-Goose Bay town council defeating 3 other candidates.[6]


  1. ^ a b O'Handley, Kathryn (1997). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. ISBN 1-896413-43-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Torngat Mountains". Newfoundland and Labrador Votes 2003. CBC News. 
  3. ^ "Labrador Liberal charged in spending scandal". CTV News. July 23, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "N.L. MHA resigns in wake of criminal charges". CBC News. August 9, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Former N.L. cabinet minister convicted of fraud released from jail". The News. December 31, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Wally Andersen, convicted politician, wins seat on Happy Valley-Goose Bay council". CBC News. June 10, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.