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Andrew J. Kania
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Brampton West
|Preceded by||Colleen Beaumier|
|Succeeded by||Kyle Seeback|
|Born||December 7, 1967|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Toronto, University of Leicester|
|Profession||Senior partner, Kania Lawyers|
Andrew Kania (born December 7, 1967) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Brampton West, in Ontario. Kania was elected in the 2008 Canadian federal election, winning as the Liberal Party candidate in the riding vacated by Liberal Colleen Beaumier.
Kania was a member of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security; the Liaison Committee, which has a supervisory role over all parliamentary committees; and also the House Joint Chair of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.
Kania received his first law degree from the University of Toronto and then completed his Master of Laws at University of Leicester. He joined the Ontario Bar in 1991. Kania was elected secretary of the Ontario Bar Association, which represents more than 17,000 lawyers. He was also a past instructor of law at the Bar Admission Course at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Jagtar Shergill||11,225||17.74||+4.1|
|Independent||Theodore Koum Njoh||387||0.61%||–|
|Total valid votes||63,284||100%|
|Total rejected ballots||400||0.63||–|
|2008 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Jagtar Shergill||7,339||13.63|
|Total valid votes||53,834|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
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