Judy Streatch

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The Honourable
Judy Streatch
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Chester-St. Margaret's
In office
June 12, 2005 – June 9, 2009
Preceded by John Chataway
Succeeded by Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Personal details
Born (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966 (age 51)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Gerald Keddy
Parents Ken Streatch
Barbara Blackburn
Relatives Steve Streatch (brother)
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 Steve served as a councillor with the Halifax Regional Municipality. Her husband is Former 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.