Andrew Kania

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Andrew J. Kania[1]
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brampton West
In office
Preceded byColleen Beaumier
Succeeded byKyle Seeback
Personal details
Born (1967-12-07) December 7, 1967 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Susan Kania
Alma materUniversity of Toronto, University of Leicester[1]
ProfessionSenior partner, Kania Lawyers[1]

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.[2]

Kania was the outreach director and Ontario co-chair for Stéphane Dion's 2006 leadership campaign, and the national outreach director for Michael Ignatieff's 2008 leadership campaign.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kyle Seeback 28,320 44.75 +4.9
Liberal Andrew Kania 22,128 34.97 -5.3
New Democratic Jagtar Shergill 11,225 17.74 +4.1
Green Avtaar Soor 1,224 1.93 -4.3
Independent Theodore Koum Njoh 387 0.61%
Total valid votes 63,284 100%
Total rejected ballots 400 0.63
Turnout 63,684 55.12
Eligible voters 115,545
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrew Kania 21,649 40.21
Conservative Kyle Seeback 21,516 39.97
New Democratic Jagtar Shergill 7,339 13.63
Green Patti Chemelyk 3,330 6.19
Total valid votes 53,834
Total rejected ballots
Turnout  %


  1. ^ a b c "Andrew Kania". Ottawa, Ontario: Liberal Party of Canada. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  2. ^ a b "Biography".[permanent dead link]

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