The Hon. Andrew Younger
Minister of Energy and Minister of Communications Nova Scotia - Dartmouth East
73 Tacoma Drive, Suite 600
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada B2W 3Y6
"I'm honoured to serve the people of Nova Scotia as an MLA and am particularly particularly proud to represent the residents of Dartmouth East where I grew up and still live."
Andrew Younger grew up in the former City of Dartmouth. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Political Science from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King's College.
Andrew was first elected to the legislature in 2009 after a five year career on Halifax Regional Council. He was first elected to council in 2004 representing East Dartmouth - The Lakes, and was re-elected by acclamation in 2008.
Prior to being on council, Andrew ran a successful television production and communications consulting company with clients all over the world. He dedicated a significant portion of his work to social justice and environmental projects and assisted with development projects in West Africa including a women's micro-credit project in Niger and an AIDS education project in the Gambia.
During his time as an elected representative Andrew was recognized for many community and regional accomplishments including the development of a redevelopment plan for the Main Street business district in Dartmouth, his work improving Shubie Park and the Shubenacadie Canal system, and his key role in the construction of the East Dartmouth Community Centre.
Andrew has been heavily involved in working on energy and environmental issues in Nova Scotia. As Chair of HRM's Energy Committee he was a key player in the development and analysis of energy policy, and a key player in seeing a number of district, geothermal, and alternative energy projects moved forward. He is often asked to speak on energy and environmental issues at local and national conferences.