OTTAWA, July 9, 2014

The Hon. Andy Mitchell, P.C., assumed the presidency of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) at the Association`s annual general meeting in Ottawa last month.

First elected as the Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka in 1993, Andy Mitchell served in Parliament for over 12 years holding numerous cabinet portfolios including Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and finally, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food from 2004 to 2006.

Currently residing in the Peterborough area, Andy Mitchell is active in academia as an adjunct professor of political science at Trent University, as well as in municipal and regional politics where he serves as Deputy Mayor of Selwyn Township and a councillor for the County of Peterborough. He also serves on a number of local community boards. He succeeds Léo Duguay, who held the position of CAFP president for five years.

Another former cabinet minister, the Hon. Gerry Weiner, P.C., who was Minister of Multiculturalism and Immigration from 1986 to 1991, assumed the chair of the CAFP Educational Foundation.


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