Representing the riding of Blackstrap, Lynne Yelich was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000. She was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. While in opposition, she served in the Shadow Cabinet with Senior Critic roles in Immigration, Transportation and Government Operations.
Appointed by the Prime Minister in 2008, and re-appointed in 2011, Lynne Yelich is the
Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification). Previously, Lynne served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development where she was also a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA).
In both the House of Commons and in Blackstrap, Lynne has carved out a reputation as a tireless worker in all her parliamentary roles. The concerns of Blackstrap residents are always at the forefront of Lynne’s agenda.
Lynne comes from an administrative background. Married to Matt, together they are the parents of 2 daughters. Elaina, married to Bryan, is a teacher in Saskatoon, and Ivana attends university. Lynne and Matt are also the proud grandparents of grandson Jaxson born during the 2011 election campaign.