Patti McLeod

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Patti McLeod
MLA
Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
In office
May 10, 2016 – January 12, 2017
Premier Darrell Pasloski
Preceded by David Laxton
Succeeded by Nils Clarke
Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
for Watson Lake
Assumed office
October 11, 2011
Preceded by Dennis Fentie
Personal details
Political party Yukon Party

Patti McLeod is a Canadian politician, who was elected to in the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the 2011 election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Watson Lake as a member of the Yukon Party caucus.

Political career[edit]

33rd Legislative Assembly[edit]

She was first elected as MLA of Watson Lake on October 11, 2011, succeeding former Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie.

During her first term in office, she served as Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committee of the Whole, as well as the Chair of the Select Committee on Whistle-blower Protection, the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing, and the Standing Committee on Elections and Privileges. Additionally, she was appointed to the Standing Committee on Appointments to Major Government Boards and Committees, the Standing Committee on Rules, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and the Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments.[2]

On May 10, 2016, McLeod was elected as the 11th Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly, following the resignation of incumbent Speaker David Laxton.[3] Upon her election as Speaker, Ms. McLeod became Chair of the Members’ Services Board.[4]

She is the first female Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly and served in that capacity until January 2017.

34th Legislative Assembly[edit]

McLeod was re-elected as MLA of Watson Lake on November 7, 2016, when the Yukon Party was defeated by the Yukon Liberal Party. She is currently the Official Opposition critic for the Department of Health and Social Services, the Women's Directorate, and the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board. McLeod is currently also a member of the Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments and the Standing Committee on Appointments to Major Government Boards and Committees.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Prior to entering territorial politics, she worked in mining administration for the federal and territorial governments. She is a former elected member of the Watson Lake town council and used to work for the Watson Lake Chamber of Commerce.[6]

Electoral record[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

Watson Lake[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Patti McLeod 299 38.9% +1.8%
     NDP Erin Labonte 219 28.5% -4.6%
     Liberal Ernie Jamieson 212 27.6% +5.0%
     Independent Victor Kisoun 38 5.0% -1.6%
Total 768 100.0%

2011 general election[edit]

Watson Lake[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Patti McLeod 276 37.8% -26.9%
     NDP Liard McMillan 242 33.1% +27.3%
     Liberal Thomas Slager 165 22.6% -3.0%
     Independent Patricia Gilhooly 48 6.6% +6.6%
Total 731 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yukon Votes 2011: Watson Lake. CBC News, October 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Patti McLeod Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  3. ^ David Laxton resigns as Yukon Speaker, Patti McLeod takes over. CBC North, May 10, 2016
  4. ^ Patti McLeod Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  5. ^ Patti McLeod Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  6. ^ Riding Profile:Watson Lake CBC North (Nancy Thompson), October 27, 2016., Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Unofficial results, Watson Lake Elections Yukon, November 7, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  8. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2011 General Election Elections Yukon, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2017