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Conference ministrielle sur la francophonie canadienne / Ministrel Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
The 23rd Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
will be held on July 5 and 6, 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

John Streicker

Minister of Community Services
Minister responsible for French Language Services Directorate
Minister responsible for Yukon Liquor Corporation
Minister responsible for Yukon Lottery Commission

John Streicker was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election in November 2016. Currently, he is the Minister of Community Services, Minister responsible for French Language Services Directorate, Minister responsible for Yukon Liquor Corporation, and Minister responsible for Yukon Lottery Commission.

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, and recreation director at the Marsh Lake Community Centre. He was elected to be a City of Whitehorse councillor from 2012 to 2015.

John has a particular interest in sustainability in northern communities. As an Engineer, he specialized in climate change impacts in the Canadian North, and for many years he wrote for the Encyclopedia Britannica on topics of the Arctic and climate change, as well as participating in two teaching expeditions into the Arctic.

His volunteer experience extends to a variety of events including the local ski loppet, bike race, and free store, as well as with several organizations, including the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, United Way breakfasts, New Year’s Family First Night, and Frostbite Music Festival.

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, a small community south of Whitehorse. 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.

Contact Information [to be confirmed]
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2C6
Phone: (867) 393-7427
Fax: (867) 393-7135

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