Yukon general election, 1970

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The 1970 Yukon general election was held on 8 September 1970 to elect the seven members of the Yukon Territorial Council.[1] The council was non-partisan and had merely an advisory role to the federally appointed Commissioner. There were twenty-one candidates, and 5,152 out of a potential 7,700 electors voted, a turnout of 66.9%.

The members elected to the council were Hilda Watson, Ken McKinnon, Norman Chamberlist, Don Taylor, Clive Tanner, Mike Stutter and Ronald Rivett.[2] Watson and Chamberlist were the two members appointed to the council's new executive committee.[3]

Election results[edit]

Candidates by district
District Winner Second Third Fourth Fifth
Carmacks-Kluane Hilda Watson
314
John Livesey
103
Dawson Mike Stutter
258
Tony Penikett
116
Fabien Salois
108
Paul McLeod Finley
54
Jimmy Mellor
20
Mayo Ronald Rivett
248
George Dobson
69
Jean Gordon
46
Watson Lake Don Taylor
397
R. W. Stubenberg
275
Whitehorse East Norman Chamberlist
548
Don Branigan
362
Ralph Hudson
348
Whitehorse North Clive Tanner
372
Harvey Kent
235
Jack Burrows
210
Whitehorse West Ken McKinnon
444
John Victor Watt
294
John Hoyt
281

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Elections". Elections Yukon. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Two former members defeated as Yukon elects new councillors". The Globe and Mail, September 10, 1070.
  3. ^ "Dissension racks council in Yukon". Montreal Gazette, April 4, 1972.