Don Inverarity

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Don Inverarity
MLA for Porter Creek South
In office
Preceded by Pat Duncan
Succeeded by Mike Nixon
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Residence Whitehorse, Yukon

Don Inverarity is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Porter Creek South in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2011. He is a member of the Yukon Liberal Party.[1]

Political career[edit]

Elected in the 2006 Yukon election for Porter Creek South, Inverarity retained the seat for the Liberals following the retirement of former Liberal leader and Yukon Premier Pat Duncan from politics. Duncan, a three term incumbent, had held the seat since since 1996. Inverarity served as an Official Opposition critic for Justice, Highways & Public Works, Economic Development, and Workers' Compensation Board portfolios. He was also a member of the Public Accounts Committee and Human Rights Act Review.[2]

During his time as MLA, Inverarity pushed successfully for the Yukon Government to update the Yukon Driver's License, due to concerns that the licenses were not considered an acceptable form of identification in other jurisdictions and were prone to forgery.[3]

Inverarity announced his intention to seek re-election in the 2011 election, but he was narrowly defeated by Mike Nixon of the Yukon Party. In that election, the Yukon Liberals lost their Official Opposition status and were reduced to third party.

Personal life[edit]

Originally from Calgary, Alberta Inverarity first moved to Whitehorse in 1974. He spent much of his career working for CP Air before joining the Yukon Government as an Informatics Coordinator. He later co-owned and managed a Radio Shack in Whitehorse. He has served as a board member for the Tourism Industry Association of Yukon, the Workers Compensation Board of Appeal, and the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce.

He is married with two children.

Electoral record[edit]

2011 general election[edit]

Porter Creek South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Mike Nixon 257 42.9% +0.3%
  Liberal Don Inverarity 243 40.6% -2.8%
  NDP John Carney 99 16.5% +2.6%
Total 599 100.0%

2006 general election[edit]

Porter Creek South[5]
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%


  1. ^ "Don Inverarity". Yukon Legislative Assembly. 
  2. ^ About Don Inverarity Don Inverarity. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  3. ^ New driver's licenses coming to Yukon CBC North, October 7, 2009. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  4. ^ The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2011 General Election. Elections Yukon (2011), Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  5. ^ The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2006 General Election. Elections Yukon (2007), Retrieved December 2, 2016.