Yukon—Mackenzie River

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Yukon—Mackenzie River
Yukon electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1949
District abolished 1952
First contested 1949
Last contested 1949

Yukon—Mackenzie River was a federal electoral district in Canada that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1953. It covered the Yukon Territory, and the southwestern part of the Northwest Territories. This riding was created in 1947, and was only used in the 1949 federal election. The Northwest Territories had not been represented in the House of Commons since 1905 following the creation of Alberta and Saskatchewan two years earlier. Yukon had been represented continuously since a byelection in January 1903.

It was abolished in 1952 when it was redistributed into Mackenzie River and Yukon ridings.

It consisted of the Yukon Territory and the part of the District of Mackenzie in the Northwest Territories lying west of the 109th meridian west longitude. The remainder of the District of Mackenzie, as well as the Districts of Keewatin, Franklin and Ungava, had no representation until 1962.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Yukon and unrepresented
portions of the Northwest Territories
21st  1949–1953     James Aubrey Simmons Liberal
Riding dissolved into Yukon and Mackenzie River

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal James Aubrey Simmons 3,284 48.96
Independent Arthur Massey Berry 2,283 34.04
Co-operative Commonwealth James Elwyn Stephens 1,140 17.00
Total valid votes 6,707 100.0  
This riding was created from Yukon and a portion of the previously-unrepresented Northwest Territories. Yukon had elected a Progressive Conservative candidate in the previous election.

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