38th Yukon general election

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Yukon general election, 2016
Yukon
2011 ←
2016 → 39th
outgoing members ←

All 19 seats to the Legislative Assembly
10 seats needed for a majority
  Darrell Pasloski.jpg Liz Hanson.jpg Sandy Silver.jpg
Leader Darrell Pasloski Elizabeth Hanson Sandy Silver
Party Yukon Party New Democratic Liberal
Leader since May 28, 2011 September 26, 2009 August 17, 2012
Leader's seat Mountainview Whitehorse Centre Klondike
Last election 11 seats, 40.5% 6 seats, 32.6% 2 seats, 25.2%
Current seats 11 6 1

Incumbent Premier

Darrell Pasloski
Yukon Party



The 38th general election in Yukon, Canada, will take place to return members to the 34th Yukon Legislative Assembly. It will take place in 2016.

The incumbent government is led by Darrell Pasloski.

Pre-writ period[edit]

  • August 17, 2012: Darius Elias resigns as interim Liberal leader and sits as an independent.[1]
  • July 8, 2013: Darius Elias crosses the floor to the Yukon Party.[2]
  • March 1, 2014: Sandy Silver agrees to lead the Liberal Party.[3][4]
  • May 10, 2016: David Laxton stepped down as Speaker and as a member of the Yukon Party caucus to sit as an Independent MLA due to personal reasons. [5] It would later come out that the resignation was due to an allegation of sexual harassment leveled at Laxton. [6]

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Date of Polling Link Yukon Party New Democratic Liberal Green Undecided
Mainstreet Technologies February 3rd, 2016 [1] 6 11 22 -- 61
DataPath Systems December, 2015 [2] 20 28 32 -- 19
2011 election October 11, 2011 PDF 40.5 32.6 25.3 0.66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Crow MLA quits Liberal Party". CBC News. August 18, 2012. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Elias joins the Yukon Party". Yukon News. July 8, 2013. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Sandy Silver named new Yukon Liberal Party leader". CBC News. February 11, 2014. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  4. ^ "N.S. native to head Yukon Liberals". The Chronicle Herald. February 13, 2014. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  5. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-speaker-david-laxton-resigns-1.3575517
  6. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/david-laxton-sexual-harrassment-speaker-resigns-1.3590165

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