Yukon general election, 1903

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The 1903 Yukon general election was held on January 13, 1903.[1] The council was expanded to elect five of the ten members to the Yukon Territorial Council. The election was fought along party lines even though the council was limited in its powers and played an advisory role to the federally appointed Commissioner.


The Yukon was divided up into three electoral districts by the Yukon Territorial Council. The two rural districts were named Districts No. 1 and No 2. and each elected two members while Whitehorse became its own electoral district.

After the election the validity of the election was called into question because the Yukon council might have overstepped its authority dividing up the Yukon into electoral districts.


Members Elected[edit]

District Member elected Affiliation
District No. 1 Joseph Clarke
Alfred Thompson
District No. 2 John Pringle
Max Landreville
Whitehorse Robert Lowe Government


  1. ^ Steven Smyth, The Yukon's Constitutional Foundations: Volume One, The Yukon Chronology (1897-1999). Clairedge Press, 1999.