Jack Cable

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Jack Cable
MLA for Riverside
In office
October 19, 1992 – April 17, 2000
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Scott Kent
Commissioner of the Yukon
In office
October 1, 2000 – December 1, 2005
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Paul Martin
Premier Pat Duncan
Dennis Fentie
Preceded by Judy Gingell
Succeeded by Geraldine Van Bibber
Personal details
Born (1934-08-17) August 17, 1934 (age 82)
Hamilton, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Occupation lawyer

Ivan John "Jack" Cable (born August 17, 1934) is a former Canadian politician. He served as a member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 1992 to 2000, representing the electoral district of Riverside as a member and interim leader of the Yukon Liberal Party. He was first elected in the 1992 election and again in the 1996 election.

He was subsequently appointed Commissioner of the Yukon, serving from October 1, 2000 to December 1, 2005.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario,[1] he practiced law in Whitehorse for 21 years. As a public servant, he has been director of the Northern Canada Power Commission, president of its successor Yukon Energy Corporation, a founding member of Recycle Organics Together Society, director of Yukon Science Institute, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Salvation Army Adult Residential Centre and president of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.

He is also a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of the Yukon, the Association of Professional Engineers of the Yukon and founding member of Boreal Alternate Energy Centre.

He holds a degree in chemical engineering from University of Toronto, an MBA from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Ontario.


  1. ^ "The Canadian Encyclopedia: Ivan John "Jack" Cable". Retrieved 2007-01-25.