Judy Streatch

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Judy Streatch
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.[2] 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.[3] 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. 
  2. ^ "Another Tory takes Chester-St. Margarets". CBC News. June 22, 2005. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  3. ^ "MacDonald mixes cabinet with old and new". CBC News. February 23, 2006. Retrieved 2014-10-04.