The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (North Vancouver)

Ministerial Mandate Letter (August 19, 2016)

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson spent more than 20 successful years in the private sector, and held leadership positions with a number of companies dedicated to the development of green technologies. His time as CEO of both QuestAir Technologies and BioteQ Environmental Technologies, in addition to his time as senior Vice President of Business Development with Nexterra, provided him with extensive experience in the energy and environmental technology sectors. Minister Wilkinson has also previously worked at Bain and Company, a leading global management consultancy.

A Rhodes Scholar, Minister Wilkinson made use of his educational background in public policy when he worked as a constitutional negotiator and a federal-provincial relations specialist. He has served on several industry and charitable boards, including the United Way of the Lower Mainland, the B.C. Technology Industry Association, and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.

Minister Wilkinson has deep roots in North Vancouver, where he has spent the last 16 years raising his family alongside his wife Tara. An avid runner and outdoorsman, he has also served as a coach for the North Shore Girls Soccer Association.

Minister Wilkinson served as a parliamentary secretary from 2015 until 2018, when he was appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.