Wayne Jim

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Wayne Jim
MLA for McIntyre-Takhini
In office
Preceded by Piers McDonald
Succeeded by John Edzerza
Personal details
Born (1961-02-24) February 24, 1961 (age 56)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Political party Liberal → Independent

Wayne Jim is a former Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of McIntyre-Takhini in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 2000 to 2002.[1]

Jim was elected as a member of the Yukon Liberal Party in the 2000 election, unexpectedly defeating the NDP and Government Leader Piers McDonald.[1] He was appointed minister for government services.[2] In 2002 he was dismissed from the post, and subsequently became one of three MLAs, along with Mike McLarnon and Don Roberts, who resigned or were dismissed from the Liberal caucus led by Pat Duncan, reducing Duncan's government to a minority.[2][3] In the 2002 election, Jim ran as an independent candidate, but came fourth to Yukon Party candidate John Edzerza.[1]

Jim also served on many wildlife and fishery boards and as Kwanlin Dun First Nation councillor.[4] In 2011 Jim came third when he ran for the position of chief of the Kwanlin Dun,[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Yukon Votes 2006". CBC. 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b David Mutimer (12 April 2008). Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2002. University of Toronto Press. pp. 147–148. ISBN 978-0-8020-9819-1. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Graeme McElheran (August 9, 2006). "Former premier won’t seek re-election". Yukon News. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Roxanne Stasyszyn (March 9, 2011). "Four candidates vie to be KDFN chief". Yukon News. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Roxanne Stasyszyn (March 18, 2011). "Kwanlin Dun’s new chief focuses on employment and housing". Yukon News. Retrieved 25 May 2011.