Lake Laberge (electoral district)

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Lake Laberge
Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon electoral district
Lake Laberge.jpg
Lake Laberge in relation to other rural Yukon electoral districts
Territorial electoral district
Legislature Yukon Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Brad Cathers
Yukon Party
First contested 1992
Last contested 2006

Lake Laberge is an electoral district which returns a member (known as an MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon Territory in Canada.

The current MLA is Brad Cathers, who was first elected on November 4, 2002, and served as Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board from December 12, 2005 to July 3, 2008; as Minister responsible for Yukon Liquor Corporation and Yukon Lottery Commission from July 3, 2008 to July 6, 2009; and as Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources from July 3, 2008 to August 28, 2009. He also served as Government House Leader from December 12, 2005 to August 28, 2009.

On August 28, 2009, Cathers resigned from cabinet and the government caucus to sit as an independent member over issues with Premier Dennis Fentie.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
1992 1992–1996     Mickey Fisher Yukon Party
1996 1996–1999     Doug Livingston Yukon New Democratic Party
1999–2000     Pam Buckway Yukon Liberal Party
2000 2000–2002
2002 2002–2006     Brad Cathers Yukon Party
2006 2006–2009
2009–2011     Independent
2011 2011–present     Yukon Party

Electoral results[edit]

1992 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Mickey Fisher
     NDP
     Liberal
     Independent
Total

1996 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Doug Livingston 328 29.4
Yukon Party Mickey Fisher 325 29.1
     Liberal Linda Biensch 242 21.7
     Independent Mark Bain 221 19.8
Total 1116 100.0

1999 by-election[edit]

October, 1999 by-election

On the resignation of Doug Livingston

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Pam Buckway 459 45.9
Yukon Party Mickey Fisher 361 36.1
     NDP Graham McDonald 180 18.0
Total 1000 100.0

2000 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Pam Buckway 514 48.5
Yukon Party Roger Gallagher 363 34.3
     NDP Gary LeGoffe 182 17.2
Total 1059 100.0

2002 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Brad Cathers 466 55.9
     Liberal Pam Buckway 218 26.1
     NDP Bill Commins 150 18.0
Total 834 100.0

2006 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Brad Cathers 458 57.32
     Liberal John Breen 221 27.66
     NDP Nina Sutherland 120 15.02
Total 799 100.0

2011 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Brad Cathers[1] 528 51.9% -5.4%
     NDP Brad Turner[2] 330 32.5% +17.5%
     Liberal Mike Simon[3] 159 15.6% -12.1%
Total 1017 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Thompson (August 1, 2011). "Brad Cathers keeps crown". Yukon News. 
  2. ^ "Territorial Election 2011". Yukon NDP. June 17, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nomination Meeting Set for Lake Laberge". Yukon Liberal Party. January 25, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.