First elected in the riding of North Vancouver in 2015, Johnathan Wilkinson has been named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
Before entering politics, Wilkinson worked in the private sector for more than two decades. He is the former CEO of QuestAir Technology, a gas purification company, and of BioteQ Environmental Technologies, a water treatment company, as well as being the VP of business development with Nexterra.
Wilkinson’s business experience has given him a solid background in energy and environmental technology.
Wilkinson worked as a provincial public servant in Saskatchewan specializing in federal-provincial relations and constitutional negotiations. He is a one time political advisor to former Saskatchewan NDP Premier Roy Romanow, and was the former leader of the NDP youth wing in Saskatchewan.
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and raised in Saskatoon, Wilkinson has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan and was a Rhodes Scholar, earning Master’s degrees in international relations, politics and economics from Oxford and McGill Universities.
Wilkinson and his wife have lived in the riding for more than 15 years. He has worked with several charities locally, including the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the BC Technology Industries Association.