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Hon. Nils Clarke
2017 - present
Hon. John Devries
1994-1996
Hon. A.R. Hayes
1952-1958
Hon. Allan A. McMillan
1918-1920
Hon. Patti McLeod
2016-2017
Hon. Alan Nordling
1992-1994
Hon. Ernest J. Corp
1944-1952
Hon. John Turner
1917-1918
Hon. David Laxton
2011-2016
Hon. Sam Johnston
1985-1992
Hon. Richard Lee
1940-1943
Hon. Archie Martin
1915-1917
Hon. Ted Staffen
2003-2011
Hon. Don Taylor
1974-1985
Hon. Ernest J. Corp
1937-1940
Hon. Alex Gillis
1912-1915
Hon. Dennis Schneider
2000-2003
Hon. Ronald A. Rivett
1970-1974
Hon. Andrew Teddie
1931-1937
Hon. Robert Lowe
1909-1912
Hon. Robert Bruce
1997-2000
Hon. John O. Livesey
1967-1970
Hon. Frank Carscallen
1928-1931
Hon. Doug Livingston
1997
Hon. George O. Shaw
1964-1967
Hon. Charles Bossuyt
1925-1928
Hon. Robert Bruce
1996-1997
Hon. John O. Livesey
1958-1964
Hon. Robert Lowe
1920-1925


Note: Section 5 of the Yukon Territory Act (1898) – the federal legislation that created the territory – provided for an appointed “Council to aid the Commissioner in the administration of the territory…” Before the Council became a fully-elected body, its meetings were presided over by a Commissioner, not a Speaker. Even after the Council became a fully-elected body in 1909, the name “Council of the Yukon Territory” remained in the Act. On December 13, 1974 this elected body, referring to itself as the “Yukon Legislative Council” adopted a resolution that said, in part, “THAT henceforth this House be known and styled as the Yukon Legislative Assembly…” The use of the term “Legislative Assembly” was not recognized in the Act until the Yukon Act, 2002 came into force on April 1, 2003. Section 10 of the Act says, in part, “The Council established by the former Act is hereby continued as the Legislative Assembly of Yukon.”