Andrew Wilkinson

Birth Day July 15th, 2024
Birth Place Brisbane
Age -1 Years Old

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About Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson is a famous politician who belongs to Canadian nationality. He is best recognized for being the leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party who serves as the leader of BC's Official Opposition at present. He represents the electoral district of Vancouver-Quilchena. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2013 provincial election and re-election in 2017. From 12th June 2017, he served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General until an NDP minority government was sworn in the following month. Back then, he served as Minister of Advanced Education from 18th December 2014, and the Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services from 10th June 2013. Furthermore, he was the deputy minister of the British Columbia Ministry of Economic Development from 2003 to 2006. 

North Vancouver-Lonsdale candidate Bowinn Ma says Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson must respond to questions about a sexist video that emerged on the weekend. In the video, North Vancouver-Seymour Liberal candidate Jane Thornthwaite makes a joke at the expense of Ma widely criticized as sexist. "I think Andrew Wilkinson has a lot to answer for about what he feels is acceptable in his caucus," Ma said in a press conference on Monday. Assuming Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson even realized that he had a major decision to make, he chose to be mute. In the perfect incandescent light of hindsight, it was the profoundly wrong call. Now he and his struggling team are going to pay a price. Liberal candidate Jane Thornthwaite’s lurid misrepresentation of interactions between her former colleague Ralph Sultan and New Democrat Bowinn Ma leaves some people shaking their heads. The leader of the B.C. Liberal Party has now publicly apologized for sexist remarks made about NDP candidate Bowinn Ma, and though the offending comments were not made by Andrew Wilkinson himself, Ma said she is disappointed by his handling of the situation. On Saturday, a video was shared on social media showing Liberal candidate Jane Thornthwaite saying Ma, 35, used her appearance to charm retiring Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan during a networking event. The comments were made Sept. 17 during a virtual roast for Sultan. In the video, Thornthwaite says Ma is "a very pretty lady and she knows that she's got 'it' and she knows how to get Ralph going." Thornthwaite and Wilkinson both apologized online after the video sparked outrage on social media. On Tuesday, Wilkinson tacked a verbal apology onto the end of a press appearance announcing his party's campaign platform for the upcoming Oct. 24 election. During the apology, he said he was immediately embarrassed upon hearing the comments and that he wished he had found a way to intervene and stop Thornthwaite without derailing the festivities for Sultan.

Andrew Wilkinson is famous for being a Canadian politician. He is best known for being the leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Andrew Wilkinson celebrates after being elected leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party in Vancouver, B.C

Source: @nationalobserver

In the year 1957, Andrew Wilkinson was born in Brisbane, Australia. His family immigrated to Canada when he was four and he grew up in Kamloops which is his hometown. He holds Australian nationality and his ethnicity is Australian-White. His race is White. He is Christian by religion. Details regarding his parents, childhood is still to get revealed yet but he has revealed that he has a sibling (brother). As of 2020, he celebrated his 63rd birthday. 

Concerning his education, he went to attend medical school at the University of Alberta. Three years into school, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford where he obtained his first law degree. Later, he returned to the University of Alberta to finish his MD. He worked for a few years as a doctor in Campbell River, Lillooet, and Dease Lake before making the switch to law after medical school, and then he received his LLB from Dalhousie University in 1987 and was called to the British Columbia bar in the year 1988.

Andrew Wilkinson, being at the age of 63, he still looks very young and handsome with a perfectly charming smile and glowing face attracting a lot of people's views towards him. His eye color is black and his hair color is salt and pepper. Whereas the exact information about his height, weight, chest size, biceps size, and more is still a mystery as it is still to get unfold yet. He undeniably has the quality that appeals to the opposite sex. His body build is average and he has a perfect height matching with his body weight. 

Andrew Wilkinson's Political Career

  • From the year 1991 until 1995, Wilkinson was the president of the BC Civil Liberties Association. 
  • After that, he joined the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tétrault, a major national law firm, where he practiced as a litigator.
  • He also served as the president of the BC Liberal Party from 1998 to 2001.
  • He was then appointed to be the deputy minister responsible for intergovernmental relations.
  • He was transferred to the position of deputy minister for the Ministry of Small Business & Economic Development in the year 2003 and by 2006, he returned to the private sector by becoming a partner in the Litigation Group of McCarthy Tetrault where he remained active in Liberal politics in the intervening years, having served as riding president of former federal minister Stephen Owen and BC campaign co-chair to Michael Ignatieff's leadership campaign in the same year. 
  • He stood for the BC Liberal nomination and was contested by Vancouver City Councillor Suzanne Anton but won the contest, with Anton being shifted to the Vancouver-Fraserview riding where another BC Liberal incumbent was retiring.
  • He won the Vancouver-Quilchena riding in the 2013 British Columbia general election with over 60% of the vote as his party won the election and formed a majority government.
  • Premier Christy Clark appointed him as the Minister of Technology, Innovation, and Citizens' Services on 10th June 2013 after the began of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia where he was responsible for the selloff of government land.
  • He also oversaw the designing of the BC Services Card to combine drivers' licenses and CareCards.
  • Premier Clark had Wilkinson and Amrik Virk exchanged Ministries and Wilkinson became the new Minister of Advanced Education on 17th December 2014 where he introduced his first two bills, both on 11th February 2015. 
  • In the year 2016, he introduced one final bill before the parliament ended, the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act which requires all public post-secondary institutions to establish a sexual misconduct policy.
  • He told a CBC interviewer that "...70 percent of students go through their higher education with no debt whatsoever".
  • On 13th September 2017, he introduced the Election Amendment Act, 2017 (Bill M-201) which proposed to ban corporate and union political donations, impose a $5,000 annual limit for political contributions by individuals, ban loans except Canadian banks or credit unions, and ban in-kind donations of staff.
  • He again ran for office with the BC Liberal Party in the Vancouver-Quilchena riding and was reelected with 56% of the vote in the 2017 BC election as 41st Parliament which led to their defeat on 29th June 2017. Due to this, he was replaced by NDP Vancouver MLA David Eby as Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
  • During the 41st Parliament, he sponsored several private member bills. 
  • On 13th September 2017, he introduced the Election Amendment Act, 2017 (Bill M-201) which proposed to ban corporate and union political donations, impose a $5,000 annual limit for political contributions by individuals, ban loans except Canadian banks or credit unions, and ban in-kind donations of staff. 
  • On 14th May 2018, he introduced the Strata Pre-Sale Contract Flipping Tax Act, 2018 (Bill M-217) which sought to make 50% of the profit made in selling a condominium before it is available for occupancy subject to income tax. Again, while the bill did not proceed, the government, in the Real Estate Development Marketing Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 25), that same year made these contracts subject to the property transfer tax.
  • He then announced his candidacy on September 25 and made the announcement at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Coal Harbour with fellow BC Liberal MLAs Michelle Stilwell, Mary Polak and John Rustad, Doug Clovechok, and Tom Shypitka endorsing him where he won with 53% vote and became the leader of the BC Liberal Party and the official opposition on 3rd February 2018. 
  • Under his leadership registered third-party advertising sponsors to support retaining the existing First-past-the-post voting system and reject a proportional representation system in the 2018 British Columbia electoral reform referendum. 

Andrew Wilkinson,a famous Canadian politician


Andrew Wilkinson's Wife, Barbara Grantham

Andrew Wilkinson is a married man. He wedded his beautiful wife, Barbara Grantham. He has remained loyal to his wife and we are unaware of his previous divorce as well as his ex relationships. They both seem extremely happy in their domestic life. She's supportive of him and the profession that he is in. There's much love between the two. Basically, her understanding and their strong love bond have helped them stay glue for this long. The couple is also blessed with three kids/children. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. The family is currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Andrew Wilkinson and his wife, Barbara Grantham

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Andrew Wilkinson's Net Worth 2020

Andrew Wilkinson is a famous politician whose net worth is estimated to have between $100,000-$5 Million. Whereas his exact net worth is to get unfold yet as it is still being calculated. Similarly, his salary has also not been revealed by him neither by any sources. But there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a considerable amount of money from his work. His major source of wealth comes from political career and he is satisfied with whatever he is receiving. With the potential that's in store in him, he can go miles. Bit of dedication and luck, he would definitely be unstoppable.

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