Jackson Lafferty

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Jackson Lafferty

Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for Monfwi
North Slave (2015)
Assumed office
July 18, 2005
Preceded byHenry Zoe
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Assumed office
November 23, 2015
Preceded byJackie Jacobson
Personal details
BornOctober 9, 1969
Political partyIndependent

Jackson Lafferty (October 9, 1969, Rae Lakes, Northwest Territories, Canada) is a territorial level politician in Canada.

Early life[edit]

Lafferty attended High School in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He received his post secondary education at Red Deer College and is currently enrolled at Athabasca University where he is completing a Management Degree.[1]

Political career[edit]

Lafferty ran for a seat in the Northwest Territories Legislature in a by-election held in the electoral district of North Slave on July 15, 2005.[2] Lafferty won the by-election in a closely contested race over two other candidates. Lafferty defeated former North Slave MLA Henry Zoe in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election. He was elected to cabinet by his colleagues in the Legislative Assembly. Premier Floyd Roland appointed him Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, as well as Minister of Justice.


  1. ^ "Jackson Lafferty MLA Profile". Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  2. ^ "2005 North Slave by-election report" (PDF). Elections Northwest Territories. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2007-09-06.

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