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The Yukon Legislative Assembly (French: Assemblée législative du Yukon) is the legislative assembly for Yukon, Canada. The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the only legislature in Canada's three federal 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.

Yukon Legislative Assembly

Assemblée législative du Yukon
34th Yukon Legislative Assembly[1]
Type
Type
Leadership
Nils Clarke, Liberal
since January 12, 2017
Structure
Seats19
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Political groups
Governing Party

Opposition Parties

Elections
Last election
November 7, 2016
Next election
TBD
Meeting place
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Legislative Building
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Website
legassembly.gov.yk.ca

HistoryEdit

From 1900 to 1978, the elected legislative body in Yukon was the Yukon Territorial Council, a 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.

Current membersEdit

Party standingsEdit

Party Rural Whitehorse Total
  Liberal Party 4 7 11
  Yukon Party 4 2 6
  New Democratic Party 0 2 2
  Vacant 0 0 0
 Total 8 11 19
Government majority 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yukon Legislative Assembly". www.legassembly.gov.yk.69ca.