Hon. Patti McLeod - Speaker
MLA - Watson Lake
Patti McLeod was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election for the 33rd Legislative Assembly on October 11, 2011 and re-elected in the general election for the 34th Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2016.
Ms. McLeod is the Yukon Party caucus critic for the Department of Health and Social Services, the Women's Directorate, and the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.
Ms. McLeod was elected the 24th Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly on May 10, 2016. She is the first woman to occupy the office of Speaker of the Yukon Territorial Council/Yukon Legislative Assembly. Ms. McLeod was elected Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committee of the Whole on December 1, 2011 and served in that capacity until her election as Speaker.
Upon her election as Speaker, Ms. McLeod became Chair of the Members’ Services Board. During the 33rd Legislative Assembly Ms. McLeod was also appointed to the Standing Committee on Appointments to Major Government Boards and Committees, the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges (which she chaired), the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments. She also chaired the Select Committee on Whistle-blower Protection and the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing.