Yukon general election, 1996

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Yukon general election, 1996
Yukon
← 1992 September 30, 1996 2000 →

17 seats of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
9 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 79.6%[1]
  First party Second party Third party
  NDP YP LIB
Leader Piers McDonald John Ostashek Ken Taylor
Party New Democratic Yukon Party Liberal
Leader since 1995 1992 1995
Leader's seat McIntyre-Takhini Porter Creek North Ran in Mount Lorne (lost)
Last election 6 7 1
Seats won 11 3 3
Seat change Increase5 Decrease4 Increase2
Popular vote 5,774 4,366 3,486
Percentage 39.9% 30.1% 24.1%
Swing Increase4.8% Decrease4.8% Increase8.0%

Government Leader before election

John Ostashek
Yukon Party

Premier-designate

Piers McDonald
New Democratic

The Yukon Legislature after the 1996 election.

The 1996 Yukon general election was held on September 30, 1996 to elect the seventeen members of the Yukon Legislative Assembly in Yukon Territory, Canada. The governing Yukon Party, a conservative party, was defeated by the social democratic New Democratic Party (NDP). The NDP formed a new majority government of the territory with 11 seats. Party leader Piers McDonald became Government Leader. The Yukon Party and the centrist Yukon Liberal Party each won three seats, although Liberal leader Ken Taylor failed to be elected.

Results by party[edit]

Party Party leader # of candidates Seats Votes
Before After % Change # %
New Democrats Piers McDonald 16 6 11 +83% 5,774 39.9%
Yukon Party John Ostashek 15 7 3 -57% 4,366 30.1%
Liberal Ken Taylor 16 1 3 +200% 3,486 24.1%
Independent 7 3 0 -100% 852 5.9%
Total   54 17 17   14478 100%


Party Seats Second Third Fourth
New Democratic 11 3 2 0
Yukon Party 3 8 4 0
Liberal 3 5 8 0
     Independent 0 1 0 6

Riding results[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Yukon   Liberal Other
Faro   Trevor Harding
530
Ed Peake
29
    Maurice Byblow
Klondike Tim Gerberding
372
  Peter Jenkins
603
Glen Everitt
96
John Cramp
21
  David Millar
Kluane   Gary McRobb
377
Olli Wirth
144
John Farynowski
177
Bonnie Lock
66
  Bill Brewster
Lake Laberge   Doug Livingston
328
Mickey Fisher
325
Linda Biensch
242
Mark Bain
221
  Mickey Fisher
McIntyre-Takhini   Piers McDonald
441
Scott Howell
251
Rosemary Couch
182
Clinton Fraser
21
  Piers McDonald
Mayo-Tatchun   Eric Fairclough
454
Michael McGinnis
180
  Danny Joe
Mount Lorne   Lois Moorcroft
484
Allan Doherty
247
Ken Taylor
299
Allen Luheck
166
  Lois Moorcroft
Porter Creek North Luigi Zanasi
191
  John Ostashek
403
Don Roberts
384
  John Ostashek
Porter Creek South Mark Dupuis
181
Alan Nordling
397
  Pat Duncan
435
    Alan Nordling
Riverdale North Dave Stockdale
347
  Doug Phillips
450
Flo Leblanc-Hutchinson
146
    Doug Phillips
Riverdale South Barbara Toombs
349
  Sue Edelman
476
  Bea Firth
Riverside Gary Umbrich
260
Ed Henderson
160
  Jack Cable
267
  Jack Cable
Ross River-Southern Lakes   Dave Keenan
484
Bill Munroe
49
Willard Phelps
317
  Willard Phelps
Vuntut Gwitchin   Robert Bruce
69 *
Esau Schafer
69
Shirlee Frost
27
    Esau Schafer
Watson Lake   Dennis Fentie
442
Barrie Ravenhill
249
Dave Kalles
106
Mickey Thomas
40
  John Devries
Whitehorse Centre   Todd Hardy
328
Linda Dixon
216
Jon Breen
188
  Margaret Commodore
Whitehorse West   David Sloan
486
Shelda Hutton
323
Larry Bagnell
383
    David Sloan
  • Because of the tie vote, Robert Bruce was declared elected after his name was drawn from a hat. He was later re-elected after a 1997 by-election after irregularities led to a court order invalidating the election.

Member changes from previous election[edit]

  • Esau Schafer (YP) elected in by-election after Johnny Able (YP) died
  • David Sloan (NDP) elected in by-election after former premier Tony Penikett (NDP) resigned
  • Alan Nordling rejoined the Yukon Party

Elections[edit]

  1. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2000 General Election Elections Yukon, 2000. Retrieved January 21, 2017