Andrew Telegdi was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993. Serving as the current Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Aboriginal Affairs, Mr. Telegdi is responsible for reviewing cross-cutting issues and exploring opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the government’s Aboriginal policies.
Mr. Telegdi has served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and as a member of the Standing Committees on Citizenship and Immigration, Justice and Human Rights, the Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament and the Canadian Heritage Committee.
He served as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. As member of the Liberal Caucus Task Force on the Future of Financial Services, he was author of the report's chapter on insurance and was chair of the Liberal Caucus on Insurance.
Prior to his election to Parliament, he was Executive Director of Youth In Conflict with the Law, and was a councillor with the City of Waterloo and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.
While earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, Mr. Telegdi was a two-term President of the Federation of Students, and also served on the University Senate.
Mr. Telegdi and his wife Nancy have one child.