Yukon Legislative Assembly

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Yukon Legislative Assembly
33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly[1]
Type
Type
Leadership
David LaxtonYukon Party
since December 05, 2011
Structure
Seats 19
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Political groups

Governing Party

Opposition Parties

Meeting place
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Legislative Building
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Website
legassembly.gov.yk.ca

The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon, Canada.

History[edit]

From 1900 to 1978, the elected legislative body in Yukon was the Yukon Territorial Council, a ten-member body which did not act as the primary government, but was a non-partisan advisory body to the Commissioner of the Yukon. Following the passage of the Yukon Elections Act in 1977, the Territorial Council was replaced by the current Legislative Assembly, which was elected for the first time in the 1978 election.

The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the only legislature in Canada's territories which is organized along political party lines. In Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, the legislative assemblies are instead elected on a non-partisan consensus government model.

Current members[edit]

Name Party Riding
  Kevin Barr New Democratic Party Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes
  Brad Cathers Yukon Party Lake Laberge
  Currie Dixon Yukon Party Copperbelt North
  Darius Elias Yukon Party Vuntut Gwitchin
  Doug Graham Yukon Party Porter Creek North
  Elizabeth Hanson New Democratic Party Whitehorse Centre
  Stacey Hassard Yukon Party Pelly-Nisutlin
  Wade Istchenko Yukon Party Kluane
  Scott Kent Yukon Party Riverdale North
  David Laxton Yukon Party Porter Creek Centre
  Patti McLeod Yukon Party Watson Lake
  Mike Nixon Yukon Party Porter Creek South
  Lois Moorcroft New Democratic Party Copperbelt South
  Darrell Pasloski Yukon Party Mountainview
  Sandy Silver Liberal Klondike
  Jan Stick New Democratic Party Riverdale South
  Elaine Taylor Yukon Party Whitehorse West
  Jim Tredger New Democratic Party Mayo-Tatchun
  Kate White New Democratic Party Takhini-Kopper King

Party standings[edit]

White Stick Barr ******** ************
**** Tredger HANSON Moorcroft SILVER Elias
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**** Cathers PASLOSKI Taylor Graham Kent
Nixon Mcleod Istchenko **** Dixon Hassard Laxton

Seating plan of the 33rd Legislative Assembly

Party Rural
Whitehorse
Total
  Yukon Party 5 7 12
  New Democratic Party 2 4 6
  Liberal Party 1 0 1
  Vacant 0 0 0
 Total 8 11 19
 Government majority 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.legassembly.gov.yk.ca/