Dennis Streifel was appointed Deputy Speaker
in November 2000.
Previously, Dennis served as Minister of Fisheries from February
1998 to February 2000. Before that, he served as Minister
of Human Resources from September 1996 to February 1998 and
as Minister of Social Services from June to September 1996.
He also served as Minister of Forests from February to June
Prior to his cabinet posts, Dennis was Parliamentary Secretary
to the Minister of Skills, Training and Labour and served
on several select standing committees. He was Deputy Chair
for the Committee of the Whole in the 1992 and 1993 legislative
Dennis was first elected to the Legislative Assembly to represent
the constituency of Mission-Kent in the 1991 general election
and was re-elected in 1996.
Before being elected to the Legislature, Dennis was a business
agent for the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1518.
He also worked with Canada Safeway and Weldwood of Canada.
Always active in the community, Dennis has been involved
with several community organizations.
Dennis and Linda Streifel have two daughters, Marlise and