Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
May 4, 2017

New members appointed to Electoral District Boundaries Commission

The Government of Yukon has announced the members of the next Electoral District Boundaries Commission, established in accordance with the Elections Act.

The members are:

  • Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale – chair, determined by legislation
  • Currie Dixon – representing the Yukon Party
  • Darren Parsons – representing the Liberal Party
  • Anne Tayler – representing the New Democratic Party

The fifth member of the commission, as provided for in the Elections Act, is the chief electoral officer Lori McKee.

Quote

“Accountability and transparency ensure government works for the people of Yukon. Commissions like this one, across party lines, provide the oversight necessary for good governance.”

–Yukon Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts

  • The purpose of a commission is to review the existing electoral district boundaries and to make proposals regarding the boundaries, number and names of the electoral districts that should be in place at the time of the next general election.
  • An electoral district boundaries commission is appointed following every second general election. The term of membership in the commission ends on the date of submission of the final report.
  • The commission will hold public hearings and issue an interim report within seven months of its appointment and issue its final report within a further five months.
  • The former commission included Justice L.F. Gower as chair of the commission, as well as members Ione Christensen, Dave Hobbis, Daniel Lang and former chief electoral officer Jo-Ann Waugh.

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca


News Release #17-094