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Yukon Legislative Assembly
Type
Type Unicameral
Houses Legislative Assembly
Leadership
Speaker Ted Staffen, Yukon Party
since February 27, 2003
Structure
Members 18
Meeting place
Legislative Building, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Website
www.legassembly.gov.yk.ca

The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon, Canada. It is located in Whitehorse.

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History

From 1900 to 1978, the elected legislative body in the Yukon was the Yukon Territorial Council, a ten-member body which did not act as the primary government, but was a non-partisan advisory body to the Commissioner of the Yukon. Following the passage of the Yukon Elections Act in 1977, the Territorial Council was replaced by the current Legislative Assembly, which was elected for the first time in the 1978 election.

The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the only legislature in Canada's territories which is organized along political party lines. In Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, the legislative assemblies are instead elected on a non-partisan consensus government model.

Current members

  Member Party Electoral district
     Steve Cardiff New Democratic Party Mount Lorne
     Brad Cathers Independent Lake Laberge
     John Edzerza Independent McIntyre-Takhini
     Darius Elias Liberal Vuntut Gwitchin
     Eric Fairclough Liberal Mayo-Tatchun
     Dennis Fentie (premier) Yukon Party (leader) Watson Lake
     Todd Hardy (third party leader) New Democratic Party (leader) Whitehorse Centre
     Glenn Hart Yukon Party Riverdale South
     Marian Horne Yukon Party Pelly-Nisutlin
     Don Inverarity Liberal Porter Creek South
     Jim Kenyon Yukon Party Porter Creek North
     Archie Lang Yukon Party Porter Creek Centre
     Gary McRobb Liberal Kluane
     Arthur Mitchell (official opposition leader) Liberal (leader) Copperbelt
     Steve Nordick (deputy speaker) Yukon Party Klondike
     Patrick Rouble Yukon Party Southern Lakes
     Ted Staffen (speaker) Yukon Party Riverdale North
     Elaine Taylor (deputy premier) Yukon Party Whitehorse West

Party standings

  • ELECTION on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
  • Ted Staffen of Yukon Party re-elected as Speaker (9-8)
****** Fairclough Inverarity ****** Edzerza Cathers
**** McRobb MITCHELL Elias Cardiff HARDY
.+.
**** **** FENTIE Taylor Kenyon Rouble
Staffen Lang Horne **** Hart Nordick ****

Seating plan of the 32nd Legislative Assembly

Party Rural
Whitehorse
Total
  Yukon Party 5 4 9
  Liberal Party 3 2 5
  New Democratic Party 0 2 2
  independent 1 1 2
 Total 9 9 18
 Government majority 0

References

See also

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