Hon. John Streicker, Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes MLA
Minister of Community Services, Minister responsible for French Language Services Directorate, Minister responsible for Yukon Liquor Corporation and Minister responsible for Yukon Lottery Commission
John Streicker was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of November 7, 2016.
The first-time MLA was a professional engineer, a lecturer on climate change, science advisor at the Yukon Research Centre, columnist for the Whitehorse Star, writer about the Arctic and recreation director at the Marsh Lake Community Centre. He was elected to be a City of Whitehorse councillor from 2012 to 2015.
His volunteer experience extends to a variety of events and organizations including the Marsh Lake Ski-Loppet, the Southern Lakes bike race, the free store at the Marsh Lake dump, the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, United Way breakfasts, New Year’s Family First Night and Frostbite.
Streicker first attended the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Geography, and then went to the University of New Brunswick for a Masters in engineering.
He and his wife, Susan, make their home on Marsh Lake. He enjoys soccer, hiking, biking, cross country skiing and kayaking. You can also find him playing the accordion on Canada Day and involved in the occasional acting performance through Theatre in the Bush.
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