Currie Dixon

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Currie Dixon
Minister of Community Services
Minister of the Public Service Commission
In office
January 16, 2015 – December 3, 2016
Premier Darrell Pasloski
Preceded by Elaine Taylor
Succeeded by John Streicker
Richard Mostyn
Minister of Economic Development
Minister of the Environment
In office
November 5, 2011 – January 16, 2015
Premier Darrell Pasloski
Preceded by Steve Nordick
John Edzerza
Succeeded by Stacey Hassard
Wade Istchenko
Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
for Copperbelt North
In office
October 11, 2016 – November 7, 2016
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Ted Adel
Personal details
Political party Yukon Party
Residence Whitehorse, Yukon
Occupation Politician

Currie Dixon is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the 2011 election.[1] He served as a Cabinet minister and represented the electoral district of Copperbelt North as a member of the Yukon Party caucus until 2016.

Political career[edit]

Dixon was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of October 11, 2011, in the newly created riding of Copperbelt North. He defeated Liberal Leader Arthur Mitchell, then Leader of the Official Opposition, for the seat.

He was sworn into Cabinet on November 5, 2011, as the Minister of Environment and Minister of Economic Development. He was appointed Minister of Community Services and Minister of the Public Service Commission on January 16, 2015.[2]

He is the youngest Cabinet minister in Yukon history and among the youngest in Canadian history.[3]

On June 15, 2016, Dixon announced that he would not seek a second term as MLA of Copperbelt North.[4] He served as campaign manager for the Yukon Party during the 2016 campaign. The Yukon Party government was reduced to opposition as a result of the election.

Personal life[edit]

Dixon worked as a senior policy advisor to the Premier in the Yukon Cabinet Offices after completing university and before entering politics.[5]

He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and history from Saint Francis Xavier University (2008) and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Northern British Columbia (2011), focusing on the relationship between the Yukon and First Nations governments in the area of education.[6]

He was born and raised in Whitehorse.

Electoral record[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011[edit]

Copperbelt North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Currie Dixon 520 47.8%
     Liberal Arthur Mitchell 407 37.4%
     NDP Skeeter Miller-Wright 159 14.6%
Total 1088 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yukon Votes 2011: Copperbelt North. CBC News, October 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Hon. Currie Dixon, MLA Copperbelt North Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Hon. Currie Dixon, MLA Copperbelt North Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Yukon cabinet minister Currie Dixon won't seek re-election". CBC News. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  5. ^ Hon. Currie Dixon, MLA Copperbelt North Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Hon. Currie Dixon, MLA Copperbelt North Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2011 General Election Elections Yukon, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2017.