|Member of Parliament|
October 25, 1993 – October 14, 2008
|Preceded by||Bud Bird|
|Succeeded by||Keith Ashfield|
Robert Andrew Keith Scott
March 16, 1955
Fredericton, New Brunswick
|Died||June 24, 2013 (aged 58)|
Fredericton, New Brunswick
|Spouse(s)||Denise Cameron Scott|
|Residence||Fredericton, New Brunswick|
Robert Andrew "Andy" Keith Scott,(March 16, 1955 – June 24, 2013) was a Liberal Member of Parliament representing the electoral district of Fredericton. He was a member the Cabinet of Canada, most recently serving as the eighteenth Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (2004–2006).
Scott was born in 1955 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and grew up in Barker's Point, a working-class neighbourhood. He was the only son in a family of four children. His parents both supported the Liberal Party, with his father especially an avid volunteer. The family business involved making cement blocks and fireplaces for houses. His father also volunteered for a summer camp for disabled children.
In the late 1980s he was a senior civil servant with the provincial Liberal government of Frank McKenna. He ran for in the 1993 federal election, and won convincingly, becoming the first Liberal MP elected from Fredericton in 40 years.
He was re-elected in the 1997 election and was named Solicitor General of Canada. In 1998, New Democratic Party MP Dick Proctor said he overheard Scott on an airplane talking about several sensitive national matters, including the then-ongoing Vancouver Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) inquiry. Scott was alleged to have stated that several Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers (who had used pepper spray against protesters) would take the blame at the end of it all. He denied prejudging the outcome, but later resigned his post as Solicitor General.
In an incident in the fall of 2003, Scott was hospitalised after being physically assaulted by a constituent angry over his government's support for same sex marriage.
Scott returned to the Cabinet in December 2003, when he was named Minister of State for Infrastructure by Paul Martin. Following the 2004 federal election he was promoted to the position of Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
On March 5, 2007, he announced that he would not seek reelection in the 2008 federal election.
On October 22, 2008 it was announced that Andy Scott would assume a research post in social policy at the University of New Brunswick.
Scott died of cancer on June 24, 2013 at the age of 58, from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
|2006 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||John Carty||9,988||21.25||+3.89||$33,143.96|
|Green||Philip Duchastel||884||1.88||-0.47||none listed|
|Independent||David Raymond Amos||198||0.42||–||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||47,011||100.0||$75,043|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||207||0.44|
|2004 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||John Carty||7,360||17.36||+10.41||$21,188.88|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,396||100.0||$73,437|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||264||0.62|
|Liberal notional hold||Swing||+15.10|
|Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.|
|2000 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Raj Venugopal||10,919||29.73||-0.44|
|New Democratic||Michael Dunn||2,584||7.04||-6.02|
|Natural Law||William Parker||233||0.63||-0.26|
|Total valid votes||36,725||100.00|
Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the 1997 results of its predecessors, the Reform Party.
|1997 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Cleveland Allaby||10,835||30.17||+0.95|
|New Democratic||Patricia Hughes||4,689||13.06||+8.06|
|Natural Law||Jeanne Geldart||321||0.89||+0.07|
|Total valid votes||35,912||100.00|
Change from 1993 is not based on redistributed results.
|1993 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Bud Bird||13,696||29.22||-13.76|
|New Democratic||Pauline MacKenzie||2,343||5.00||-5.32|
|Natural Law||Neil Dickie||382||0.82||Ø|
|Canada Party||Steven Gillrie||373||0.80||Ø|
|Total valid votes||46 865||100.00|
Doreen Fraser was nominated as a Confederation of Regions candidate, but was listed as an Independent because that party did not run enough candidates to be officially recognized.