Dean Hassard

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Dean Hassard
MLA for Pelly-Nisutlin
In office
November 4, 2002 – October 10, 2006
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Marian Horne
Personal details
Political party Yukon Party
Residence Whitehorse, Yukon
Occupation Businessman

Dean Hassard is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Pelly-Nisutlin in the Yukon Legislative Assembly as a member of the Yukon Party from 2002 to 2006.

Hassard ran for the Yukon Party in the newly created riding of Pelly-Nisutlin in the snap election of 2002. Hassard ran against Liberal Jim McLachlan, the former Mayor of Faro and the incumbent MLA for Faro. McLachlan's riding had been dissolved to form part of Pelly-Nisutlin. Hassard beat McLachlan comfortably and joined the government of Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie, who defeated the incumbent Liberals.

During his term in office, Hassard served as a backbench MLA. He was a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Regulatory Review Committee. He was also the Yukon Party's Caucus Whip and the Deputy Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

After Hassard decided to move his family to Whitehorse permanently, he chose to stand as the Yukon Party's candidate in the Whitehorse riding of Porter Creek South in the 2006 territorial election. However, he was defeated by Liberal candidate Don Inverarity by just six votes.

Prior to his election to the legislature, Hassard was a businessman and municipal councillor in Teslin, Yukon. He is the brother of current Pelly-Nisutlin MLA Stacey Hassard, a former Cabinet minister, who is currently interim Leader of the Opposition in the Yukon.

Electoral record[edit]

2006 general election[edit]

Porter Creek South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Don Inverarity 304 43.4% -8.3%
Yukon Party Dean Hassard 298 42.6% +4.5%
  NDP Samson Hartland 97 13.9% +3.8%
Total 700 100.0%

2002 general election[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Dean Hassard 297 46.4%
  Liberal Jim McLachlan 181 28.3%
  NDP Buzz Burgess 162 25.3%
Total 640 100.0%


  1. ^ The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2006 General Election. Elections Yukon (2007), Retrieved December 2, 2016.

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