ANDREW WILKINSON WINS TODAY’S BC LIBERAL NOMINATION IN VANCOUVER-QUILCHENA
February 17, 2013
Vancouver – Andrew Wilkinson has won the nomination to represent Today’s BC Liberals in Vancouver-Quilchena, the Party has announced tonight.
“I’m looking forward to working with Premier Christy Clark to ensure we keep B.C. on the right track in May,” said Wilkinson. “The Premier has laid out a bold vision for British Columbia, and I’m excited to help her make it happen.”
Wilkinson is a lawyer, licensed physician, and a former Deputy Minister of the British Columbia Ministry of Economic Development, where he had responsibility for economic issues, trade and tourism.
“The next election is a clear choice for British Columbians,” added Wilkinson. “Today’s BC Liberals have a renewed team, a strong leader, and momentum on our side."
Wilkinson thanked competitor Suzanne Anton for making the nomination a hard fought but respectful race.
“Suzanne has given a lot to our community, and I’m sure she will continue to be a big part of the overall team,” concluded Wilkinson.
Wilkinson joins the renewed team of candidates for Today's BC Liberals including Jordan Sturdy (West Vancouver-Sea to Sky) and Peter Fassbender (Surrey-Fleetwood) who were announced earlier in the week.
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Andrew Wilkinson - Biography
Andrew Wilkinson works as a partner in the Vancouver offices of a major national law firm, where he has a special interest in green renewable energy development.
Prior to being called to the bar, Andrew was educated and licensed as a physician. He lived and worked as a doctor in Campbell River, Lillooet, and Dease Lake.
Andrew was born in Australia and immigrated to Canada at age four. He grew up in Kamloops, B.C. and graduated in medicine from the University of Alberta in 1984. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1980 and took his first law degree at Oxford University. He received his LLB from Dalhousie in 1987 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1988. He has been licensed as a medical doctor since 1985.
He is a former Deputy Minister of the British Columbia Ministry of Economic Development, where he had responsibility for economic issues, trade and tourism. He also served as Deputy Minister for Intergovernmental Relations in the Premier’s Office for two years.
He is currently President of the Vancouver Institute, and also served as President of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, President of the B.C. Mountaineering Club, and President of the BC Liberal Party.
Andrew Wilkinson is married with three children.