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 (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966 (age 49)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence New Ross, Nova Scotia

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]

A school teacher by career, Streatch was educated at Saint Mary's University, the Nova Scotia Teachers College, and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.[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][3] She was subsequently re-elected in the June 2006 provincial election.[4]

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.[5] In June 2006, Streatch was moved to Minister of Community Services in a post-election cabinet shuffle.[6] In October 2007, Streatch was given an additional role in cabinet as Minister of Communications Nova Scotia.[7] On January 7, 2009, she was named the Minister of Education, while retaining her role as Minister of Communications Nova Scotia.[8][9] Streatch was defeated when she ran for re-election in 2009.[10][11]

She is the daughter of long-time MLA and former cabinet minister Ken Streatch. Her brother served as a councillor with the Halifax Regional Municipality. Her husband is South Shore—St. Margaret's Member of Parliament Gerald Keddy.[2]


  1. ^ a b "The Honourable Judy Streatch". Cabinet of the Province of Nova Scotia. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Another Tory takes Chester-St. Margarets". CBC News. June 22, 2005. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  3. ^ "June 21, 2005 Nova Scotia by-election results" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Election Returns, 2006 (Chester-St. Margaret's)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  5. ^ "MacDonald mixes cabinet with old and new". CBC News. February 23, 2006. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  6. ^ "MacDonald's expanded cabinet has 3 rookies". CBC News. June 26, 2006. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Embattled immigration minister out in shuffle". CBC News. October 23, 2007. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  8. ^ "N.S. Premier Rodney MacDonald shuffles cabinet; one new face". Cape Breton Post. January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  9. ^ "Time for a change". The Chronicle Herald. January 8, 2009. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  10. ^ "Election Returns, 2009 (Chester-St. Margaret's)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  11. ^ "Nine Tory cabinet ministers bounced". The Chronicle Herald. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-03.