Glenn Hart

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Glenn Hart
MLA for Riverdale South
In office
November 4, 2002 – October 11, 2011
Preceded by Sue Edelman
Succeeded by Jan Stick
Minister of Health and Social Services
In office
July 3, 2008 – November 5, 2011
Premier Dennis Fentie
Darrell Pasloski
Preceded by Brad Cathers
Succeeded by Doug Graham
Minister of the Public Service Commission
In office
November 30, 2006 – July 3, 2008
Premier Dennis Fentie
Preceded by Elaine Taylor
Succeeded by Patrick Rouble
Minister of Community Services
In office
November 30, 2002 – July 3, 2008
Premier Dennis Fentie
Preceded by Pam Buckway
Succeeded by Archie Lang
Minister of Highways and Public Works
In office
November 30, 2002 – October 28, 2006
Premier Dennis Fentie
Preceded by Pam Buckway
Succeeded by Archie Lang
Personal details
Political party Yukon Party
Occupation Civil servant; politician

Glenn Hart is a Canadian politician, who represented the Whitehorse, Yukon electoral district of Riverdale South in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 2002 to 2011. He is a member of the Yukon Party.[1]

Political career[edit]

Hart was elected in Riverdale South in the snap Yukon election of November 2002. He defeated incumbent Yukon Liberal Cabinet minister Sue Edelman, who had held the riding since 1996.

He was appointed to the Cabinet of Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie on November 30, 2002, as the Minister of Community Services, the Minister of Highways and Public Works, and the Minister in charge of the Yukon Housing Corporation.[2]

Hart was re-elected as MLA for Riverdale South in the 2006 Yukon election and re-appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Community Services, Minister of the Public Service Commission, and the Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate. He served in that capacity until July 3, 2008, when he was appointed the Minister of Health and Social Services and the Minister responsible for the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board. He retained responsibility for the French Language Services Directorate.

Hart was defeated in his second re-election attempt of 2011, losing to New Democrat Jan Stick, a former Whitehorse City Councillor.

Personal life[edit]

Hart, a former civil servant, is married with three sons.[3] He was active in the establishment of Whitehorse's Meadow Lakes Golf and Country Club, an investment he was required to remain distant from while serving as a minister, in order to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest.[4]

Hart has lived in the Yukon since 1979.

Electoral record[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011[edit]

Riverdale South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Jan Stick 380 39.2% +18.7%
Yukon Party Glenn Hart 314 32.4% -11.9%
  Liberal Dan Curtis 275 28.3% -9.5%
Total 969 100.0%

Yukon general election, 2006[edit]

Riverdale South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Glenn Hart 357 41.6% +1.9%
  Liberal Phil Treusch 324 37.8% +3.6%
  NDP Peter Lesniak 176 20.5% -5.6%
Total 857 100.0%

Yukon general election, 2002[edit]

Riverdale South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Glenn Hart 385 39.7% +16.0%
  Liberal Sue Edelman 332 34.2% -14.7%
  NDP Cary Gryba 253 26.1% -1.3%
Total 970 100.0%

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Yukon Legislative Assembly, Hon. Glenn Hart: http://www.legassembly.gov.yk.ca/mlas/hart.html
  2. ^ "Yukon Legislative Assembly - L’honorable Glenn Hart - 32e Assemblée législative". www.legassembly.gov.yk.ca. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Yukon Legislative Assembly - L’honorable Glenn Hart - 32e Assemblée législative". www.legassembly.gov.yk.ca. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  4. ^ Hart dumps his land duties Yukon News (Graeme McElheran), April 13, 2006. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Territorial Election 2011". Yukon NDP. June 17, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2011.