Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Yukon

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Yukon

Article excerpt

On November 30th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Douglas (Doug) George Phillips would serve as Yukon's new Commissioner. Mr. Phillips took over from outgoing Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber, whose term came to an end on that date. He was inaugurated as Commissioner of Yukon on December 17th in a ceremony held in Whitehorse.

From 1985-2000, Mr. Phillips served as the MLA representing the constituency of Riverdale North. During the 28th Legislature (1992-1996), he held various Cabinet portfolios, including Tourism, Education, and Justice, in the Yukon Party government of John Ostashek. Since 2007, Mr. Phillips had served as Yukon Administrator (the Administrator acts in place of the Commissioner in case of the Commissioner's absence or illness). Mr. Phillips has been a Director of the Yukon Hospital Foundation since 2005.

New Member Elected

A December 13, 2010 by-election, called on November 12th by Premier Dennis Fentie, was held in the electoral district of Whitehorse Centre, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Todd Hardy, former NDP Leader on July 28, 2010. On December 20th, Elizabeth Hanson was sworn in as the Member for Whitehorse Centre by Commissioner Phillips, in a ceremony held in the Legislative Chamber. On September 26, 2009, Ms. …

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