Andrew Saxton

Andrew Saxton (born March 11, 1964) is a Canadian politician and businessman, who was elected Member of Parliament to represent the electoral district of North Vancouver in the 2008 Canadian federal election and re-elected in 2011; he was defeated in 2015. He is a member of the Conservative Party and was nominated as the Conservative candidate in North Vancouver on June 1, 2019.[1][2]

Andrew Saxton
Andrew Saxton- North Van. Conservative MP.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for North Vancouver
In office
October 14, 2008 – August 4, 2015
Preceded byDon Bell
Succeeded byJonathan Wilkinson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
September 9, 2013 – November 3, 2015
Preceded byShelly Glover
Succeeded byFrançois-Philippe Champagne
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification
In office
May 25, 2011 – September 18, 2013
Preceded byRuss Hiebert
(as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification)
Succeeded byDan Albas
Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board
In office
November 7, 2008 – May 24, 2011
Preceded byPierre Poilievre
Succeeded bySaxton as PS to the President of the Treasury Board and Western Economic Diversification
Personal details
Born (1964-03-11) March 11, 1964 (age 57)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political partyConservative
ResidenceNorth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario - BA
Professionbanking executive
Parliamentary Secretary Saxton welcomes Indian scholars visiting Simon Fraser University, 2011

Life and careerEdit

Saxton was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Hungarian immigrant father who came to Canada in 1947, becoming a successful businessman.[3] After being elected MP in 2008, Saxton was named parliamentary secretary to the President of the Treasury Board. After being re-elected MP in 2011, he was reappointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, and was given the added responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Western Economic Diversification. In September 2013, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty. He has served on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Joint Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations and the Finance Committee. He served as vice-chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association, co-chair of the Canada-Philippines Interparliamentary Group, chair of the Canada-Hong Kong, Canada-Malaysia, Canada-Brunei Parliamentary Friendship Groups and vice-chair of Canada-Thailand and Canada-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Groups. In 2017, he ran unsuccessfully to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Immediately prior to being elected Member of Parliament, Saxton served as chief executive officer of King George Financial Corporation, a real-estate investment firm; director of Canaco Resources Inc., a mineral exploration company; director of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon; and member of the BC Premier's Asia Pacific Trade Council. Saxton has also served on the Vancouver City Planning Commission, the YVR Aeronautical Noise Management Committee and was founder and past-President of the Pacific Club.

He attended Upper Canada College where he graduated with an honours high school diploma in 1982. In his last year at UCC, he served as head of Wedd's House and a member of the UCC Board of Stewards. He went on to attend the University of Western Ontario where he graduated in 1986 with a B.A. in Administrative and Commercial Studies (ACS - Finance), now known as a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS - Finance). He began his career in finance with Credit Suisse in Switzerland. He later took a position with Credit Suisse in New York City where he was promoted to the position of Assistant Treasurer, and thereafter returned to Vancouver with the same firm. In 1994, he moved to Hong Kong as Senior Account Manager with HSBC and in 1997 he was appointed Senior Vice-President of HSBC Private Banking in Singapore.

In 2012, Saxton received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his service to his community. In 2016, he received the Order of Merit from the Republic of Hungary for his distinguished service in promoting stronger relations between Canada and Hungary.

Today, Saxton is CEO of King George Financial Corporation, President of Saxton Capital Corporation, and President of Upper Island Development Ltd.

Saxton enjoys playing ice hockey and snow skiing in winter and tennis, golf, water skiing and boating in summer.

Electoral HistoryEdit

2019 Canadian federal election: North Vancouver
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jonathan Wilkinson 26,979 42.9 -13.75
Conservative Andrew Saxton 16,908 26.9 +0.02
New Democratic Justine Bell 10,340 16.4 +8.61
Green George Orr 7,868 12.5 +4.19
People's Azmairnin Jadavji 835 1.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,930 100.0
Total rejected ballots 349
Turnout 63,279 71.7
Eligible voters 88,254
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andrew Saxton 2019 North-Vancouver Conservative Nominee". Andrew Saxton 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Richter, Brent. "Former MP Andrew Saxton wins Conservative nomination for North Vancouver". North Shore News.
  3. ^ "A father and son enliven the holy ghost of the Mike Duffy trial - Macleans.ca". www.macleans.ca. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  4. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 16, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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