Larry Bagnell

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The Honourable
Lawrence Bagnell
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Yukon
In office
Preceded by Louise Hardy
Succeeded by Ryan Leef
Personal details
Born (1949-12-19) December 19, 1949 (age 65)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Melissa Craig
Residence Whitehorse, Yukon
Profession Executive director
Religion Anglican

Lawrence "Larry" Bagnell, PC, MP (born December 19, 1949) is a former Canadian politician. He served as a Member of the House of Commons of Canada from 2000 until 2011 sitting with the Liberal caucus in both government and opposition.

Early life[edit]

Bagnell was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Political career[edit]

Bagnell ran for a seat to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2000 Canadian federal election. He won the Yukon defeating incumbent Louise Hardy by 70 votes. He was re-elected in the 2004 federal election with close to half of the votes. Under the Martin government, he served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.

He was again re-elected in the 2006 election, increasing both his number and percentage of votes. In February 2006, a local newspaper in Whitehorse, Yukon suggested that he be a candidate in the upcoming Liberal leadership race.

On August 25, 2006, he announced that he was supporting Michael Ignatieff for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.[1]

On January 18, 2006, Stéphane Dion, the new leader of the Liberal Party named Bagnell the Critic for Northern Affairs in his Shadow Cabinet.[2]

Bagnell ran for a fourth term in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He won a tight four way race defeating future Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski and two other candidates.

Bagnell ran for his fifth term in the 2011 Canadian federal election but was defeated by Conservative candidate Ryan Leef finishing second place out of four candidates in a closely contested election. Leef had campaigned on Bagnell voting in favour of the long gun registry which was unpopular in the constituency.


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  2. ^ "Larry Bagnell, Yukon". Liberal Party of Canada. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 

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