CHARLOTTETOWN - Green Party of PEI members nominated John Andrew to carry the party banner into the upcoming deferred election in District 9 (Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park) at a well-attended meeting at the Hillsborough Park Community Centre on Friday, May 24th.
Dr. John Andrew is a fourth-generation resident of East Royalty who has led a distinguished career as a medical physicist in both PEI and Nova Scotia. During his career he published over 40 research papers, was on the executive of national medical organizations for 14 years, rose to the rank of Full Professor at Dalhousie University and was made a Fellow of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists.
John Andrew has also been significantly engaged in watershed issues in his community, having helped found the Wright’s Creek Watershed Environmental Committee to restore the Wright’s Creek watercourse, and serves as Director of the Hillsborough River Association and the Hillsborough Area Watershed Co-op.
Over the years, Dr. Andrew has received many awards, including Citizen Recognition Awards from both Halifax and Charlottetown, Boy Scout leader awards, Heritage, Volunteer and Community in Bloom awards from the City of Charlottetown, a Heritage Activity Award from the province of PEI, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from UPEI.
John Andrew and his wife, Dr. Christine Andrew, have two children, both physicians, who live in Halifax and Victoria BC.
Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker congratulated and thanked John Andrew for stepping forward to run with the Green Party in District 9, praising the lifelong commitment he has shown to making a positive difference in the world, on PEI, and in his own community of East Royalty where he has worked tirelessly to preserve, enhance and share the area’s historical and natural legacies with his neighbours.
A date has not yet been set for the District 9 deferred election which, by law, must take place no later than July 19th, 2019.