Andrew House is a Principal with the Earnscliffe Strategy Group where he advises on the impacts of national and cyber security requirements in federally-regulated industries and transactions.
Andrew began his career in 2003 as an advisor on arms control and justice reform to the United Nations Mission to Kosovo, after which he returned to Canada as criminal defence and civil litigation counsel. For nearly a decade, Andrew served as a senior advisor to federal ministers of Justice, Immigration, and Heritage. Most recently, he served as Chief of Staff to successive ministers of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, tackling issues as diverse as borders & trade, victims’ rights, policing policy, and security & intelligence reform.
A lawyer by training, Andrew has extensive experience in policy development, regulatory affairs, and litigation management. With a focus on national security as it intersects with business, Andrew advises clients seeking a better understanding of the expectations of government for corporations in the protection of critical infrastructure and safety of citizens.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from Dalhousie University (`99) and a Bachelor of Laws from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (`01). He is a member of the bars of Ontario (2003) and Nova Scotia (2004) and a member of the Foreign Investment Review Committee of the Canadian Bar Association. He has appeared in national print and broadcast media as a commentator on justice, borders, and national security.
Born in Gander, NL, Andrew has also called Halifax, and now Ottawa home.