Vuntut Gwitchin (electoral district)

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Vuntut Gwitchin
Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon electoral district
Vuntut-Gwitchin.jpg
Vuntut Gwitchin in relation to other electoral districts in the Yukon
Territorial electoral district
Legislature Yukon Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Darius Elias
Yukon Party
First contested 1978
Last contested 2011

Vuntut Gwitchin is an electoral district which returns a member (known as an MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of Yukon in Canada. The electoral district was known as Old Crow before 1992.

It is one of the least populated electoral districts in any provincial or territorial legislature in Canada, with fewer than 200 total ballots cast in any territorial election to date.

The current MLA is Darius Elias.

MLAs[edit]

Old Crow

Parliament Years Member Party
1978 1978–1982     Grafton Njootli Yukon Progressive Conservative Party
1982 1982–1985 Kathie Nukon
1985 1985–1989     Norma Kassi Yukon New Democratic Party
1989 1989–1992

Vuntut Gwitchin

Parliament Years Member Party
1992 1992–1995     Johnny Abel Yukon Party
1996 Esau Schafer
1996 1996–2000     Robert Bruce Yukon New Democratic Party
2000 2000–2002 Lorraine Peter
2002 2002–2006
2006 2006–2011     Darius Elias Yukon Liberal Party
2011 2011–2012
2012–2013     Independent
2013–present     Yukon Party

Election results[edit]

1992 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Johnny Abel
     NDP
     Liberal
     Independent
Total

1996 by-election[edit]

1996 by-election

On the death of Johnny Abel, 1995

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Yukon Party Esau Schafer 87 55.8%
     NDP Randall Tetlichi 69 44.2%
Total 156 100.0%

1996 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Robert Bruce 69 41.8% -2.4%
Yukon Party Esau Schafer 69 41.8% -14.0%
     Liberal Shirlee Frost 27 16.4%
Total 165 100.0%
  • Because of the tie vote, Robert Bruce was declared elected after his name was drawn from a hat.

1997 by-election[edit]

April 1997 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Robert Bruce 88 55.0% +13.2%
Yukon Party Esau Schafer 72 45.0% +3.2%
Total 160 100.0%

2000 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Lorraine Netro 69 37.7% -17.3%
     Liberal Esau Schafer 61 33.3%
Yukon Party Kathie Nukon 53 29.0% -16.0%
Total 183 100.0%

2002 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Lorraine Peter 68 47.5% +9.8%
Yukon Party Randall Tetlichi 41 28.7% -0.3%
     Liberal Joe Tetlichi 34 23.8% -9.5%
Total 143 100.0%

2006 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Darius Elias 65 45.8% +22.0%
     NDP Lorraine Peter 40 28.2% -19.3%
Yukon Party William Josie 37 26.0% -2.7%
Total 142 100.0%

2011 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Darius Elias[1] 93 64.1% +18.1%
Yukon Party Garry Njootli 52 35.9% +9.9%
Total 145 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elias to Seek the Confidence of Vuntut Residents". Yukon Liberal Party. April 16, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2011.