Andy Fillmore is the Member of Parliament for Halifax, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and a city planner.
While serving in Parliament, Andy has been devoted to making Canada’s communities healthy and sustainable spaces in which to live, work, and play; supporting innovation; improving relations with Indigenous peoples; and protecting the environment. He has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary the Ministers of Democratic Institutions; Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and Infrastructure and Communities. He also served as Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
Prior to his election in 2015, Andy spent twenty years as an urban planner and community builder in the private, public, and academic sectors. He is a founding member and former Vice President of the Canadian Council for Urbanism.
As Halifax’s first Manager of Urban Design, Andy’s career has included projects like the new Halifax Central Library and “HRM by Design,” the downtown Halifax plan. His leadership on HRM by Design has seen development activity in downtown Halifax increase by over forty times.
Andy also served as Director and Associate Professor at the Dalhousie University’s School of Planning.
Andy was VP of Planning & Development at the Waterfront Development Corporation (now Develop NS) where he oversaw the ongoing development of Halifax’s mixed-use waterfront, with a focus on increasing economic opportunity, enhancing tourism, and creating new public spaces in the city.
He attended Acadia University and holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Dalhousie University. Andy grew up in Halifax, and he is a proud, unrelenting champion for his hometown in Canada’s Parliament.