Nomination contestant: Andrew James

2010 update:  This post dates to 2007.  Andrew James, current President of the Toronto-Danforth Green Party of Ontario riding association, is running for Toronto City Council in Ward 30.

Andrew James is one of the two local Greens who has put in his name for consideration at Tuesday’s candidate nomination meeting.  Here’s his bio:

Andrew James, B.A., LL.B., is a legal writer who lives in the Pape and Danforth area. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1985, and has resided in the GTA for the last 20 years. He has written or co-written several acclaimed books in the areas of family law, Ontario civil procedure, municipal law, condominium law, disability pensions, fiduciary duties and the legal powers and duties of corporate employees and officers. He has also worked as an advertising consultant and acquisitions editor for major legal and professional publishing companies, including Thomson Carswell, Lexis-Nexis and CCH.

For the last decade, Andrew James has been engaged in environmentally-oriented issues and candidacies. He was the Official Agent of the Green Party candidate (Alan Hart) in Toronto-Danforth in the 2006 federal election, and worked on policy development in David Orchard’s first campaign for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party in the mid 1990’s. He has been a candidate twice before, first as an independent running on a pro-environment platform in the 1997 federal election, in which he took part in three all-candidates meetings, and for councillor in Ward 29 in the 2006 Toronto civic election.

Andrew James has also served as an active board member of several community organizations including the Junction Community Information Centre in Toronto and the Women’s Centre of York Region in Aurora. He is currently actively involved in the East York Strategy, an umbrella group aimed at co-ordinating approaches to reducing youth crime in this community.

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