Judy Streatch

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Judy Streatch
Judy Streatch, MLA
MLA for Chester-St. Margaret's
In office
Preceded by John Chataway
Succeeded by Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Personal details
Born October 6, 1966
Political party Progressive Conservative

Judy Streatch (born October 6, 1966) is a Canadian politician, who was a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Chester-St. Margaret's in Nova Scotia from 2005 to 2009.[1]

Streatch was first elected in a by-election held on June 21, 2005 for the seat vacated by the late John Chataway upon his death. She was subsequently re-elected in the June 2006 provincial election. Prior to being elected, she was a school teacher. [1]

She served as co-chair of the 2006 Leadership Convention. Upon the election of Rodney MacDonald as Premier of Nova Scotia, Streatch was elevated to the position of Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. From 2006 to early 2009, she was the Minister of Community Services.[1] On January 7, 2009, she was named the Minister of Education, as well as Minister of Communications Nova Scotia.

She is the daughter of long-time MLA and former cabinet minister Ken Streatch. Her brother serves as a councillor with the Halifax Regional Municipality. Her husband is South Shore—St. Margaret's Member of Parliament Gerald Keddy.


  1. ^ a b c "The Honourable Judy Streatch". Cabinet of the Province of Nova Scotia.