|MLA for Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes|
October 11, 2011 – November 7, 2016
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||John Streicker|
Kevin Barr is a Canadian politician, who served in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 2011 to 2016. He represented the electoral district of Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes as a member of the Yukon New Democratic Party caucus. First elected in the 2011 election, he was defeated in the 2016 election by John Streicker of the Yukon Liberal Party.
He tried again - this time in 2011 - for the Yukon seat in the House of Commons under the New Democrat banner against Liberal incumbent Larry Bagnell in the 2011 federal election. Barr finished in fourth place, trailing Bagnell, Conservative Ryan Leef (who narrowly defeated Bagnell), and Green candidate John Streicker.
Barr sought office again later that year for the Yukon New Democratic Party in the 2011 Yukon territorial election, this time in the newly created rural riding of Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes where he lives. Barr won comfortably.
During the 33rd Legislative Assembly, Barr served as New Democrat Caucus Chair, as well as caucus critic for Community Services, Tourism and Culture, the Yukon Liquor Corporation, and the Child and Youth Advocate. In office, Barr was a vocal opponent to fracking in the Yukon. In December 2015, he also presented a petition to establish National Aboriginal Day as a new statutory holiday in the territory.
Barr announced his intent to seek re-election in Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes in the 2016 Yukon election, but was defeated narrowly in the campaign by now-Yukon Liberal John Streicker, who had placed ahead of Barr in the 2011 federal election. Streicker defeated Barr by just 14 votes; one of the closest that election. Barr was one of the four New Democrat incumbents to lose their seat in that campaign, in which the New Democrats was reduced to third party status.
Prior to his term in the legislature, Barr was a community worker in Whitehorse and Carcross, and a musician with the band Undertakin' Daddies (which was a nominee for the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group).
He currently lives in Crag Lake, Yukon.
Yukon general election, 2016
|Yukon Party||Rob Schneider||284||24.2%||-13.7%|
Yukon general election, 2011
|2011 Yukon general election: Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes|
|New Democratic||Kevin Barr||488||46.8%|
|Yukon Party||Deborah Fulmer||395||37.9%|
|First Nations Party||Stanley James||49||4.7%|
Canadian federal election, 2011
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Kevin Barr||2,308||14.37%||+5.67%||$28,631|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||16,057||100.0%||$230,125|
|Total rejected ballots||67||0.42%||–|
Yukon general election, 2006
|Yukon Party||Patrick Rouble||276||42.4%||+2.5%|
- Yukon Votes 2011: Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes. CBC News, October 11, 2011.
- Kevin Barr Yukon New Democratic Party. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
- Kevin Barr to run again for New Democrats in Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes Yukon News (Myles Dolphin), February 22, 2016. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
- "Yukon NDP selects Barr as federal candidate". CBC North, March 31, 2011.
- Unofficial Results, Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes Elections Yukon, November 7, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2017
- The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of the Yukon on the 2006 General Election Elections Yukon (January 15, 2007). Retrieved November 16, 2016