Joachim Stroink

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Joachim Stroink
MLA for Halifax Chebucto
In office
October 8, 2013 – Present
Preceded by Howard Epstein
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Joachim Stroink is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2013 provincial election. A member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, he represents the electoral district of Halifax Chebucto.[1]

Stroink is a successful entrepreneur, owning and developing multiple businesses within Halifax, namely The Trail Shop on Quinpool Road and Rackology.

He was a key figure in the development of the Blue Nose Marathon, named its Race Director in 2004 and continues to volunteer at the event. [2]

In December 2013, Stroink, who is of Dutch descent, came under controversy after being photographed sitting on the lap of a man in black face dressed as Black Peter at a Dutch-themed Christmas party. He apologized for the incident.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Joachim Stroink 4,352 49.87
     New Democratic Party Gregor Ash 3,376 38.68
     Progressive Conservative Christine Dewell 874 10.02
     Independent Michael Marshall 125 1.43