Yukon general election, 2006

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Yukon general election, 2006
Yukon
2002 ←
October 10, 2006
→ 2011

18 seats of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
10 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Dennis Fentie.jpg LIB NDP
Leader Dennis Fentie Arthur Mitchell Todd Hardy
Party Yukon Party Liberal New Democratic
Leader's seat Watson Lake Copperbelt Whitehorse Centre
Last election 12 1 5
Seats won 10 5 3
Seat change -2 +4 -2
Popular vote 5,503 4,704 3,197
Percentage 40.6% 34.7% 23.6%

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2006 election results in the Yukon.

Premier before election

Dennis Fentie
Yukon Party

Elected Premier

Dennis Fentie
Yukon Party

The 36th Yukon general election was held on October 10, 2006, in Yukon, Canada, to elect members of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. The Premier of Yukon asked the territorial Commissioner for a dissolution of the Assembly on September 8, 2006. Because of changes in the Yukon Act, the Yukon Party government's mandate resulting from this election is for as long as five years instead of four.

Results[edit]

By party[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
2002 Dissolution Elected % Change # %
Yukon Party Dennis Fentie 18 12 9 10 -16.7 5,503 40.6
Liberal Arthur Mitchell 18 1 4 5 +400.0 4,704 34.7
New Democratic Todd Hardy 18 5 3 3 -40.0 3,197 23.6
     Independents 4 0 2 0 - 143 1.1
Total 58 18 18 18 - 13,547 100.0

By region[edit]

Party name Whitehorse Rural Total
  Yukon Party Seats: 5 5 10
  Popular vote: 38.9% 42.9% 40.6%
     Liberal Seats: 2 3 5
     Popular vote: 38.3% 30.0% 34.7%
     New Democratic Party Seats: 2 1 3
     Popular vote: 22.8% 24.6% 23.6%
     Independent Seats: (no candidate) 0 0
     Popular vote: (no candidate) 2.5% 1.1%
Total seats: 9 9 18

By rank[edit]

Party Seats Second Third Fourth
Yukon Party 10 5 3 0
Liberal 5 9 4 0
New Democratic 3 4 11 0
     Independents 0 0 0 4

Changes since the last election[edit]

  • Haakon Arntzen leaves the Yukon Party caucus after investigations into several sexual assault cases in the 70's and the 80's began. While serving as an independent, he was found guilty. The Opposition called for his resignation, however this was rebuffed by the Government who believed he should be sentenced first.
  • Arntzen resigns from the legislature on September 9, 2005. A by-election was held on November 21, 2005 to fill the Copperbelt seat and Liberal leader Arthur Mitchell won the election with almost 50% of the vote.
  • Peter Jenkins, member for Klondike, resigns from Yukon Party, November 28, 2005 and from the cabinet after a dispute with the Premier over the payment of loans.
  • McRobb (on March 17, 2006) and Fairclough (on May 1, 2006) both joined the Liberal caucus. Fairclough's joining brought the Liberals ahead of the NDP making them the official opposition. [1]
  • Edzerza on August 2, 2006 resigned from cabinet and the Yukon Party caucus; the following day, Edzerza said he would seek the NDP nomination in his riding. In accordance with NDP policy, Edzerza is to sit as an independent until nominated and elected as an NDP candidate.

Campaign slogans[edit]

Results by riding[edit]

names in bold indicate cabinet ministers, names in italics are party leaders

Rural Yukon[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Yukon   Liberal   NDP   Other
Klondike   Steve Nordick
405
Steve Taylor
132
Jorn Meier
297
Glen Everitt
56
  Peter Jenkins
Kluane Jim Bowers
176
  Gary McRobb
317
Lillian Grubach-Hambrook
82
Freddy Hutter
19
  Gary McRobb
Lake Laberge   Brad Cathers
458
Jon Breen
221
Nina Sutherland
120
  Brad Cathers
Mayo-Tatchun Jean VanBibber
166
  Eric Fairclough
301
Karen Gage
99
  Eric Fairclough
Mount Lorne Valerie Boxall
236
Colleen Wirth
231
Steve Cardiff
361
  Steve Cardiff
Pelly-Nisutlin   Marian Horne
241
Hammond Dick
145
Gwen Wally
146
Elvis Aaron Presley ("Tagish" Elvis Presley)
40
  Dean Hassard
Southern Lakes   Patrick Rouble
276
Ethel Tizya
134
Kevin Barr
238
  Patrick Rouble
Vuntut Gwitchin William Josie
37
  Darius Elias
65
Lorraine Peter
40
  Lorraine Peter
Watson Lake   Dennis Fentie
495
Rick Harder
196
Rachael Lewis
45
Dale Robert Worsfold
28
  Dennis Fentie

Whitehorse[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Yukon   Liberal   NDP   Other
Copperbelt Russ Hobbis
374
  Arthur Mitchell
632
David Hedmann
191
    Arthur Mitchell
McIntyre-Takhini Vicki Durrant
201
Ed Schultz
328
  John Edzerza
334
  John Edzerza
Porter Creek Centre   Archie Lang
344
David Laxton
224
Kate White
159
    Archie Lang
Porter Creek North Jim Kenyon
311
Dale Cheeseman
191
Dave Hobbis
158
  Jim Kenyon
Porter Creek South Dean Hassard
298
  Don Inverarity
304
Samson Hartland
97
    Pat Duncan
Riverdale North   Ted Staffen
429
Lesley Cabott
377
James McCullough
172
    Ted Staffen
Riverdale South   Glenn Hart
357
Phil Treusch
324
Peter Lesniak
226
    Glenn Hart
Whitehorse Centre Jerry Johnson
188
Bernie Phillips
211
  Todd Hardy
357
  Todd Hardy
Whitehorse West   Elaine Taylor
511
Mike Walton
371
Rhoda Merkel
75
    Elaine Taylor

Opinion polls[edit]

DataPath polling chart
Trendlines polling chart
Polling Firm Date YP Lib NDP Ind
Results of Election 2002 40 29 27 4
DataPath July 2002 23 35 35 5
DataPath March 2004 31 26 22 21
DataPath February 2005 31 23 33 13
DataPath May 2005 28 29 30 13
DataPath August 2005 30 21 43 6
TrendLines August 2005 35 30 34
TrendLines September 2005 35 29 35
TrendLines October 2005 32 32 36
DataPath December 2005 25 31 35 9
TrendLines January 2006 26 34 37 2
TrendLines March 2006 31 32 33 4
TrendLines May 2006 27 27 29 17
DataPath May 2006 29 31 33 7
TrendLines June 2006 26 26 27 21
TrendLines July 2006 35 33 23 10
DataPath August 2006 33 30 31 6
TrendLines September 2006 32 39 23 7
DataPath October 2006 34 37 25 4
TrendLines October 2006 35 32 31 2
Results of Election 2006 41 35 24 1

Trendlines polls from October 2005 to June 2006 are based on a 100 day rolling average. Trendlines polls from July 2006 to October 2006 only include the respective monthly figures.

Trendlines has conducted a poll in every riding every month for several months. According to the September/October polls, the Yukon Party could form a minority government with 7 of the 18 seats; or the Liberal Party and NDP could form a majority coalition with 11 out of the 18 seats.

Trendlines Riding polls
District YP Lib NDP Ind
Copperbelt 28 56 16 0
Klondike 23 14 55 9
Kluane 14 36 43 7
Lake Laberge 34 31 28 6*
McIntyre-Takhini 46 15 38 0
Mayo-Tatchun 33 50 17 0
Mount Lorne 32 18 50 0
Pelly-Nisutlin 42 8 25 25
Porter Creek Centre 50 35 15 0
Porter Creek North 29 29 43 0
Porter Creek South 35 55 10 0
Riverdale North 33 40 27 0
Riverdale South 50 25 25 0
Southern Lakes 32 14 46 7
Vuntut Gwitchin 14 57 29 0
Watson Lake 63 17 13 8
Whitehorse Centre 10 20 70 0
Whitehorse West 55 41 5 0
Totals 7 5 6 0

*Independent candidate Tim Zeigdel has since withdrawn.

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