Lynne Yelich is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, and was first elected in the General Election, November 27, 2000 with an overwhelming majority.
Born March 24, 1953, Lynne and Matt, her husband of 32 years, have made their home on a farm near Kenaston, Saskatchewan. They have two daughters, Elaina and Ivana.
Lynne’s political involvement prior to her election was marked by her participation with the Reform Party in its formative years. She worked for seven years as the Executive Assistant for former Blackstrap Member of Parliament before deciding to seek election following his retirement from federal politics in 2000.
Since elected, Lynne has been a tireless worker in both her riding and parliamentary roles. She maintains strong links to her constituents by participating in local business, charity, and arts & cultural events. She looks forward to her annual winter tour where she is able to visit and host town halls in Saskatoon and rural communities throughout the riding of Blackstrap.
Lynne’s constituents are her first priority. She involves herself with their specific needs and champions their causes through the presentation of petitions and by challenging Ministers through debate in the House of Commons.
Lynne is very dedicated to her committee work as part of her parliamentary profile and has a special interest in the areas of preserving Saskatchewan’s heritage, supporting excellence in science, research and education, along with concerns about the future of agriculture.
Volunteer for several provincial and federal election campaigns at a local level
One of the first in her area to hold a Reform Party Membership
Employed as Executive Assistant for former MP, Allan Kerpan
Elected November 2000, as Member of Parliament, Blackstrap
Deputy Critic for Immigration
Deputy Critic for Transportation
Responsible for federal issues regarding cities
Member of the Government Operations and Estimates Committee
First elected to the House of Commons in 2000.
Resides on a farm near Kenaston, Saskatchewan with her husband Matt. They have two daughters, Elaina and Ivana.