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Andrew James Swan, MLA (born August 9, 1968, in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a politician in Manitoba, Canada.[1] He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in a 2004 by-election,[1] replacing MaryAnn Mihychuk, who resigned to run for mayor of Winnipeg.[2][3]

Andrew Swan

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Andrew Swan at the 2017 Valour Road Remembrance Day ceremony.
Manitoba Government House Leader
In office
October 18, 2013 – November 3, 2014
PremierGreg Selinger
Preceded byJennifer Howard
Manitoba Minister of Justice and Attorney General
In office
November 3, 2009 – November 3, 2014
PremierGreg Selinger
Preceded byDave Chomiak
Succeeded byJames Allum
Manitoba Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade
In office
October 5, 2009 – November 3, 2009
PremierGary Doer
Preceded byNancy Allan (interim)
Succeeded byPeter Bjornson
In office
February 4, 2008 – September 2, 2009
PremierGary Doer
Preceded byScott Smith
Succeeded byNancy Allan (interim)
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Minto
Assumed office
June 22, 2004
Preceded byMaryAnn Mihychuk
Personal details
Born (1968-08-09) August 9, 1968 (age 50)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political partyNew Democratic
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba
ProfessionLawyer

Swan graduated from the University of Manitoba faculty of law in 1990.[2] After graduating, he practiced law at the firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman,[2] becoming a partner in 2000. His specialty was family law.[2][3] Swan was also appointed to the Residential Tenancies Commission in 2000, and is a member of the Manitoba Running Association.[3]

Swan first ran for the Manitoba legislature as a New Democrat in the 1990 provincial election,[4] placing third in the west-end Winnipeg riding of Sturgeon Creek. He did not run again until 2004.

On June 22, 2004, Swan was elected as a New Democrat for the riding of Minto, defeating Liberal Wayne Helgason, 2848 votes to 1616.[5] He was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election.[3] He was appointed to cabinet on February 4, 2008, as Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade, Minister charged with the administration of the Liquor Control Act, and Minister charged with the administration of The Manitoba Lotteries Corporation Act.[1][2]

On September 2, 2009, Swan resigned from his cabinet position and announced his candidacy for the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba, running against Steve Ashton and Greg Selinger.[6][7][8] Nancy Allan replaced Swan as interim Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade.[9] The leadership convention took place on October 17, 2009.[6][7][10] On September 28, Swan dropped out of the leadership race and endorsed Selinger.[10][11] He regained his ministerial positions on October 5, 2009.[12]

After winning the leadership race, Selinger appointed Swan as Minister of Justice and Attorney General on November 3.[13]

Swan resigned his cabinet position on November 3, 2014 along with Jennifer Howard, Theresa Oswald, Erin Selby and Stan Struthers, due to concerns about Premier Selinger's leadership. [14] He remained an NDP MLA after resignation. On March 31, 2019 Swan lost the nomination to for the Winnipeg Centre riding to Leah Gazan.The redistribution of the provincial ridings by the conservative government had made it more difficult for him to his seat back.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Andrew Swan". Manitoba NDP Caucus. New Democratic Party of Manitoba. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d "About Andrew". Andrew Swan - Our Leader for Today and Tomorrow. Andrew Swan Campaign. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  4. ^ "DEBATES and PROCEEDINGS Official Report (Hansard) - Vol. LVII No. 70A" (PDF). 16 May 2006. p. 6. Retrieved 13 September 2009. Mr. Andrew Swan (Minto):... I had the chance several weeks ago to speak with none other than Gerry McAlpine, who indeed defeated me in a 1990 provincial election in Sturgeon Creek.
  5. ^ "2004 By-election Minto - OFFICIAL By-election Results". Elections Manitoba. 25 June 2004. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  6. ^ a b Turenne, Paul (3 September 2009). "Swan first to enter race to replace Doer". Winnipeg Sun. Sun Media. Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  7. ^ a b Kusch, Larry (3 September 2009). "Swan first to throw hat into ring". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  8. ^ Kusch, Larry (12 September 2009). "Out of the starting gate". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  9. ^ "PREMIER APPOINTS INTERIM MINISTERS" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. 14 September 2009. Archived from the original on 31 October 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  10. ^ a b "Swan bows out of NDP race". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 September 2009. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  11. ^ Turenne, Paul (28 September 2009). "Swan drops out of NDP race". Winnipeg Sun. Sun Media. Retrieved 2 October 2009.[dead link][dead link]
  12. ^ "PROVINCE ANNOUNCES SWAN TO BE SWORN IN TODAY AS MINISTER OF COMPETITIVENESS, TRAINING AND TRADE" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
  13. ^ "CHANGES TO MANITOBA CABINET MOVE PROVINCE FORWARD: SELINGER" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. 3 November 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  14. ^ "Premier Greg Selinger replaces 5 cabinet ministers in government revolt". CBC News. Retrieved November 4, 2014.