Lake Laberge (electoral district)

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Lake Laberge
Yukon electoral district
Lake Laberge.jpg
Lake Laberge in relation to other rural Yukon electoral districts
Territorial electoral district
Legislature Yukon Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Brad Cathers
Yukon Party
First contested 1992
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Electors (2016) 1,401
Census subdivisions Ibex Valley, Lake Laberge 1, Macpherson-Grizzly Valley, Whitehorse, Whitehorse, Unorganized, Yukon, Unorganized

Lake Laberge is an electoral district which returns a member (known as an MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon Territory in Canada. It is one of the Yukon's eight rural districts and is named after the eponymous Lake Laberge, which is within the riding.

Lake Laberge encompasses the Whitehorse subdivisions of MacPherson, and Hidden Valley, as well as the residents of the Takhini Hot Springs Road, Pilot Mountain, the Hamlet of Ibex Valley, and the North Klondike Highway and Lake Laberge as far as Braeburn Lodge. The riding is also part of the traditional territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, and the Ta'an Kwach'an Council. It is bordered by the rural ridings of Mayo-Tatchun, Kluane, and Pelly-Nisutlin, as well as the Whitehorse ridings Porter Creek North and Riverdale North.

The current MLA is Brad Cathers of the Yukon Party, who was first elected on November 4, 2002. He is presently the longest-serving member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

The riding is considered a Yukon Party stronghold.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
1992 1992–1996     Mickey Fisher Yukon Party
1996 1996–1999     Doug Livingston Yukon New Democratic Party
1999–2000     Pam Buckway Yukon Liberal Party
2000 2000–2002
2002 2002–2006     Brad Cathers Yukon Party
2006 2006–2009
2009–2011     Independent
2011 2011–2016     Yukon Party
2016 2016–present

Electoral results[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Brad Cathers 558 46.5% -5.4%
  Liberal Alan Young 342 28.5% +12.9%
  NDP Anne Tayler 261 21.8% -10.7%
Green Julie Anne Ames 38 3.2% +3.2%
Total 1199 100.0%

2011 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Brad Cathers 528 51.9% -5.4%
  NDP Frank Turner 330 32.5% +17.5%
  Liberal Mike Simon[2] 159 15.6% -12.1%
Total 1017 100.0%

2006 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Brad Cathers 458 57.3% +1.2%
  Liberal John Breen 221 27.6% +1.5%
  NDP Nina Sutherland 120 15.0% -3.0%
Total 799 100.0%

2002 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Brad Cathers 466 55.9% +21.6%
  Liberal Pam Buckway 218 26.1% -22.4%
  NDP Bill Commins 150 18.0% +0.8%
Total 834 100.0%

2000 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Pam Buckway 514 48.5% +2.6%
Yukon Party Roger Gallagher 363 34.3% -1.8%
  NDP Gary LeGoffe 182 17.2% -0.8%
Total 1059 100.0%

1999 by-election[edit]

October, 1999 by-election On the resignation of Doug Livingston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Pam Buckway 459 45.9% +24.2%
Yukon Party Mickey Fisher 361 36.1% +7.0%
  NDP Graham McDonald 180 18.0% -11.4%
Total 1000 100.0%

1996 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Doug Livingston 328 29.4% +9.6%
Yukon Party Mickey Fisher 325 29.1% -6.%5
  Liberal Linda Biensch 242 21.7% +0.1%
  Independent Mark Bain 221 19.8% +19.8%
Total 1116 100.0%

1992 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Mickey Fisher 345 35.6%
  Independent Chris Gladish 223 23.0%
  Liberal Bonnie Hurlock 210 21.6%
  NDP Sandra Gibbs 192 19.8%
Total 970 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Thompson (August 1, 2011). "Brad Cathers keeps crown". Yukon News. 
  2. ^ "Nomination Meeting Set for Lake Laberge". Yukon Liberal Party. January 25, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.