James Smith (Canadian politician)

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James Smith was the longest serving commissioner of the Yukon Territory from November 7, 1966 to June 30, 1976.[1] During his tenure, he was instrumental in the creation of Kluane National Park and Reserve and the designation of the Chilkoot Trail as a National Historic Site of Canada.[citation needed] He was also responsible for creating the Arctic Winter Games along with Northwest Territories commissioner Stuart Hodgson and Alaska governor Walter Joseph Hickel.[2]


  1. ^ "History of Yukon Commissioners". Government of Yukon. Archived from Commissioners of the Yukon Territory the original on 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  2. ^ "About the Arctic Winter Games". Arctic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 

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