Andy Scott was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Fredericton-York-Sudbury on October 25, 1993 and earned renewed mandates during 1997 and 2000.
Mr. Scott was born in Barkers Point to Gyda and the late Keith Scott. A University of New Brunswick graduate, he served as Executive Director of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, Senior Policy Advisor to Premier Frank McKenna, Assistant Deputy Minister in the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Official Languages.
After his re-election in 1997, Mr. Scott was sworn in as Solicitor General of Canada. Active within Parliament, he has served on several House of Commons' Standing Committees including Health and Canadian Heritage. He has also served as the Chair of the Justice and Human Rights Standing Committee.
Mr. Scott chaired the National Task Force on Disability Issues, CBC caucus and helped draft the Clarity Bill (Quebec), Canada's anti-terrorism legislation and Employment Insurance reforms. Other key committee contributions were on Post Secondary Education, Defence and Foreign Affairs.
He is currently Minister of State (Infrastructure), Minister for five crown corporations including Canada Mortgage and Housing, and Regional Minister for New Brunswick.
Mr. Scott, his wife Denise and sons Nathan and Nicholas live in Fredericton.