Election 2021

Candidates answer Queer Yukon survey. (Black Press/file)

Yukon’s federal candidates respond to Queer Yukon survey

Candidates gave many different responses, said Queer Yukon president Mona Luxion

 

Voters will head to the polls Sept. 20. (Yukon News file)

Yukoners hear from all five candidates during election forum

Vaccination, housing, electoral reform among issues discussed

 

Yukon’s federal election candidates are seen from left to right: Brendan Hanley for the Liberals; Barbara Dunlop for the Conservatives; Lisa Vollans-Leduc for the NDP; and Jonas Smith as an independent.

Meet the 2021 federal election candidates in the Yukon

Read profiles of all five candidates before voting on Sept. 20

 

Jonas Smith is running again for the role of MP, this time as an independent. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Meet the candidates: Independent Jonas Smith

While he’s running as an independent this time around, Jonas Smith will…

Jonas Smith is running again for the role of MP, this time as an independent. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Conservative’s Barbara Dunlop

Conservative voters in the Yukon aren’t usually worried about vote-splitting, but due…

Barbara Dunlop is running as the Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party is running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)

Meet the candidates: the Green Party’s Lenore Morris

Lenore Morris is the returning candidate for the Yukon Greens after she…

Lenore Morris, candidate for the Yukon Green Party is running in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted)
Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the Liberal’s Brendan Hanley

After losing long-time Liberal MP Larry Bagnell to retirement, the federal Liberals…

Liberal candidate Brendan Hanley announces his plans to run for office on Aug. 10 outside the Yukon Arts Centre. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Meet the candidates: the NDP’s Lisa Vollans-Leduc

Lisa Vollans-Leduc says she started a lifetime of activism in Grade 8,…

Yukon NDP candidate Lisa Vollans-Leduc introduces herself during a press conference in Whitehorse on August 17. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse after losing a lots draw for the Vuntut Gwitchin riding on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon judge reserves decision in Vuntut Gwitchin election petition

Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan says her decision will be released late next month or early August

Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse after losing a lots draw for the Vuntut Gwitchin riding on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Former Liberal MLA Pauline Frost speaks to reporters outside the courthouse on April 19. One of the voters accused of casting an invalid vote has been granted intervenor status in the lawsuit Frost filed last month. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Former Liberal MLA Pauline Frost speaks to reporters outside the courthouse on April 19. One of the voters accused of casting an invalid vote has been granted intervenor status in the lawsuit Frost filed last month. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon addressing media at a press conference on April 8. The territorial election is on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

‘Desperate for power:’ Yukon Party’s Currie Dixon blasts Liberal-NDP agreement

‘Not a single thing is costed out,’ Dixon says of agreement promises

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon addressing media at a press conference on April 8. The territorial election is on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yvonne Clarke leaves the legislature after being sworn in as a newly elected MLA on April 22, in Whitehorse. Clarke is the first Filipina MLA to be elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon Party calls on premier to resume legislature and pass budget

The Liberals and NDP are currently negotiating terms for a minority government

Yvonne Clarke leaves the legislature after being sworn in as a newly elected MLA on April 22, in Whitehorse. Clarke is the first Filipina MLA to be elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Pauline Frost files legal challenge against Vuntut Gwitchin election results

The lawsuit alleges that two electors were not qualified to vote in the riding.

Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Inside the courtroom in Whitehorse, Chief Electoral Officer Max Harvey, Vuntut Gwitchin returning officer Renee Charlie and Supreme Court Judge Suzanne Duncan open the box containing the names of the tied candidates. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Annie Blake elected as MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin after name draw

“I’m still feeling shocked that my name was drawn, I feel overwhelmed.”

Inside the courtroom in Whitehorse, Chief Electoral Officer Max Harvey, Vuntut Gwitchin returning officer Renee Charlie and Supreme Court Judge Suzanne Duncan open the box containing the names of the tied candidates. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)

Official recount confirms tie vote in Vuntut Gwitchin riding

Both candidates Pauline Frost and Annie Blake are still standing with 78 votes each

NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
Yvonne Clarke is the newly elected Yukon Party MLA for Porter Creek Centre. (Submitted/Yukon Party)

Yvonne Clarke elected as first Filipina MLA in the Yukon Legislative Assembly

Clarke beat incumbent Liberal Paolo Gallina in Porter Creek Centre

Yvonne Clarke is the newly elected Yukon Party MLA for Porter Creek Centre. (Submitted/Yukon Party)
École Whitehorse Elementary Grade 7 students Yumi Traynor and Oscar Wolosewich participated in the Civix Student Vote in Whitehorse on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon Student Vote chooses Yukon Party government; NDP take popular vote

The initiative is organized by national non-profit CIVIX

École Whitehorse Elementary Grade 7 students Yumi Traynor and Oscar Wolosewich participated in the Civix Student Vote in Whitehorse on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Emily Tredger at NDP election night headquarters after winning the Whitehorse Centre riding. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Emily Tredger takes Whitehorse Centre for NDP

MLA-elect ready to get to work in new role

Emily Tredger at NDP election night headquarters after winning the Whitehorse Centre riding. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
Liberal leader Sandy Silver speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Dawson City following early poll results on April 12. (Robin Sharp/Yukon News)

UPDATED: Minority government results will wait on tie vote in Vuntut Gwitchin

The Yukon Party and the Liberal Party currently have secured the same amount of seats

Liberal leader Sandy Silver speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Dawson City following early poll results on April 12. (Robin Sharp/Yukon News)