Andrew Petter was appointed Parliamentary
Secretary to the Premier in November 2000.
Andrew served as the Attorney General and Minister Responsible
for Human Rights from February to November 2000. He was also
responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission and BC 2000.
Andrew served as Minister of Advanced Education, Training
and Technology and Minister of Intergovernmental Relations
from February 1998 to February 2000, and was Minister Responsible
for Youth for part of that time. He also served as Minister
of Finance and Corporate Relations and Minister Responsible
for Intergovernmental Relations from June 1996 to February
1998, Minister of Health from February to June 1996, Minister
of Forests from September 1993 to February 1996 and Minister
of Aboriginal Affairs from November 1991 to September 1993.
Andrew was first elected to the Legislative Assembly to represent
the constituency of Saanich South in the 1991 general election
and was re-elected in 1996.
Born in Victoria, Andrew was educated at Notre Dame University
in Nelson and the University of Victoria, where he obtained
a bachelor of laws and was awarded the Law Society of B.C.
gold medal for the highest standing in his class. He obtained
a master of laws from Cambridge University on a Commonwealth
Andrew is on leave from the University of Victoria, where
he was Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law. Previous
appointments include legal adviser to the Constitutional Branch
of the Saskatchewan Department of Justice and Assistant Professor
at Osgood Hall Law School in Toronto.