|Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
for Lake Laberge
November 4, 2002
|Preceded by||Pam Buckway|
|Minister of Justice|
January 16, 2015 – December 3, 2016
|Preceded by||Doug Graham|
|Succeeded by||Tracy McPhee|
|Minister of Community Services|
August 5, 2013 – January 16, 2015
|Preceded by||Elaine Taylor|
|Succeeded by||Currie Dixon|
|Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources|
November 5, 2011 – August 5, 2013
|Preceded by||Patrick Rouble|
|Succeeded by||Scott Kent|
July 3, 2008 – August 28, 2009
|Preceded by||Archie Lang|
|Succeeded by||Patrick Rouble|
|Minister of Health and Social Services|
December 12, 2005 – July 3, 2008
|Preceded by||Peter Jenkins|
|Succeeded by||Glenn Hart|
|Political party||Yukon Party (2002-2009)
Yukon Party (2011-present)
|Residence||Lake Laberge, Yukon|
Brad Cathers is a Canadian politician. He represents the electoral district of Lake Laberge in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on behalf of the Yukon Party. He is currently the longest-serving incumbent in the Assembly.
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 June 29, 2011, Cathers rejoined the government caucus.
On October 11, 2011, Cathers was re-elected for a third term as MLA for Lake Laberge.
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. On August 5, 2013, he became Minister of Community Services, and Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation, Yukon Liquor Corporation and the Yukon Lottery Commission.
In a Cabinet shuffle on January 16, 2015, Cathers was made Minister of Justice, Deputy Government House Leader and, for the second time, Minister for Yukon Development Corporation and Yukon Energy.
34th Legislative Assembly
Cathers was re-elected in his riding of Lake Laberge in the 2016 Yukon election, despite the Yukon Party being swept from office by the Yukon Liberal Party. Following the defeat of former Yukon Party Deputy Premier Elaine Taylor, Cathers is now the longest-serving incumbent MLA in the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
Cathers is currently a member of the Members' Services Board and the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges. He is the is the Yukon Party caucus critic for the Department of Justice, the Department of Finance, the Sustainable Resources Division (agriculture, forestry and land management) of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, and the Protective Services Division of the Department of Community Services.
Until early 2007, Mr. Cathers was part owner of a wilderness tour company, Cathers Wilderness Adventures. He served as the Wilderness Tourism representative on the Yukon Tourism Education Council from 2000 until his election to the Legislative Assembly in 2002.
Yukon general election, 2016
|Yukon Party||Brad Cathers||558||46.5%||-5.4%|
|Green||Julie Anne Ames||38||3.2%||+3.2%|
Yukon general election, 2011
|Yukon Party||Brad Cathers||528||51.9%||-5.4%|
Yukon general election, 2006
|Yukon Party||Brad Cathers||458||57.3%||+1.2%|
Yukon general election, 2002
|Yukon Party||Brad Cathers||466||55.9%||+21.6%|
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- "Premier taps experience in crafting cabinet". Whitehorse Star. November 7, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
- "Ministers assume new portfolios| Government of Yukon news release". Government of Yukon. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- "Yukon Premier announces changes to Cabinet". Government of Yukon. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- Brad Cathers Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- John Thompson (August 1, 2011). "Brad Cathers keeps crown". Yukon News.
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