33rd Legislature of Yukon
The 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly commenced on October 12, 2011 after Yukon voters returned a majority Yukon Party government under the leadership of Darrell Pasloski. The Yukon NDP became the official opposition while the Liberals took third place status.
The membership in this Legislature increased by 1 seat after the boundary redistribution.
After losing opposition status in the general election and going from 5 seats to 2, the Liberal party has been beset with leadership issues. Former leader Arthur Mitchell resigned after being defeated in the redistricted Copperbelt North riding. He was replaced by interim leader Darius Elias who left the leadership position and the caucus on August 17, 2012. By default Sandy Silver became leader of the party as the sole remaining MLA. Silver officially became party leader on March 1, 2014.
The 33rd Legislature was dissolved on October 7, 2016, with a general election called for November 7, 2016. The Yukon Party was defeated and the Yukon Liberal Party under Sandy Silver formed a majority government. Pasloski lost his own seat and the New Democrat caucus was reduced to third party status.
Members at Dissolution
Standings changes since the 2011 general election
|Number of members
per party by date
|Oct 11||Aug 17||Jul 8||May 10|
|Membership changes in the 33rd Assembly|
|October 8, 2011||See List of Members||Election day of the 37th Yukon general election|
|August 17, 2012||Darius Elias||Vuntut Gwitchin||Independent||Left the Liberal caucus and leadership to sit as an Independent.|
|July 8, 2013||Darius Elias||Vuntut Gwitchin||Yukon Party||Joined the Yukon Party caucus.|
|May 10, 2016||David Laxton||Porter Creek Centre||Independent||Left the Yukon Party caucus and resigned as speaker due to sexual harassment allegation.|