Brad Cathers

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Brad Cathers
MLA for Lake Laberge
Assumed office
Preceded by Pam Buckway
Personal details
Political party Yukon Party (2002-2009, 2011-present)
Independent (2009-2011)
Residence Lake Laberge, Yukon

Brad Cathers is a Canadian politician. He represents the electoral district of Lake Laberge in the Yukon Legislative Assembly.[1]

Political career[edit]

Cathers was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of November 4, 2002, and re-elected in the general election of October 10, 2006. He served as Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board from December 12, 2005 to July 3, 2008; as Minister responsible for Yukon Liquor Corporation and Yukon Lottery Commission from July 3, 2008 to July 6, 2009; and as Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources from July 3, 2008 to August 28, 2009. He also served as Government House Leader from December 12, 2005 to August 28, 2009.

On August 28, 2009, Cathers resigned from cabinet and the government caucus to sit as an independent member over issues with then-Premier Dennis Fentie.[2][3][4]

On June 29, 2011, Cathers rejoined the government caucus.[5]

On October 11, 2011, Cathers was re-elected for a third term as MLA for Lake Laberge.[6]

Cathers was sworn into Cabinet again on November 5, 2011 as Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, Minister for Yukon Development Corporation and Yukon Energy Corporation, and Government House Leader.[7]


  1. ^ yukonvotes2006/riding/004/ Yukon Votes 2006: Lake Laberge.
  2. ^ "Yukon minister's resignation threatens to collapse government". The Globe and Mail. August 31, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cathers resigns over ATCO scandal". Yukon News. August 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cathers Shocker Creates a Minority Government". Whitehorse Star. August 28, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cathers returns to Yukon Party caucus". CBC News. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 Yukon Election Results" (PDF). Elections Yukon. 
  7. ^ "Premier taps experience in crafting cabinet". Whitehorse Star. November 7, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 

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