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Encyclopedia > Dennis Fentie
The Honourable Dennis G. Fentie

7th Premier of the Yukon
Incumbent
Assumed office 
November 4, 2002
Preceded by Pat Duncan (Liberal)

Born November 8, 1950 (1950-11-08) (age 56)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Yukon Party
Spouse Lorraine Nixon
Residence Whitehorse, Yukon

Dennis G. Fentie, MLA for Watson Lake (born November 8, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian politician who is the current Premier of Yukon and leader of the Yukon Party. Lieutenant Governors Commissioners Premiers Legislative Legislatures Elections Federal Politics of Canada General Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Premier of Yukon (or unofficially, the Premier of the Yukon) is the first minister for the Canadian territory of Yukon. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... Pat Duncan (born April 8, 1960) was Premier of Yukon from 2000 until 2002 when her government was defeated in a snap election called by Duncan in an attempt to solidify the Liberal governments position in the legislature after a series of defections. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt. ... The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon Territory, Canada. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... The Premier of Yukon (alternately, the Premier of the Yukon) is the first minister for the Canadian territory of Yukon. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ...

Contents

Life Before Politics

In 1962, Fentie moved to Watson Lake[1]. Prior to entering politics, Fentie was involved in a variety of economic activities in and around Watson Lake. These activities include logging, tourism, mining, trucking, Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...

 and fuel distribution. Fentie has served as Director of both the Association of Yukon Forests and the Watson Lake Chamber of Commerce. Fentie is the owner and former manager of Francis River Construction Ltd.. 

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Polictics

NDP MLA

Fentie is a four-term MLA for the riding of Watson Lake. In 1996, Fentie was elected the MLA for Watson Lake representing the New Democratic Party. In April 2000, Fentie was re-elected as the MLA for Watson Lake as a member of the NDP. The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ...


Departure from NDP - Leader of Yukon Party

In May 2002, Fentie left the NDP, crossing the floor and sat with the Yukon Party. One month later, Fentie was selected as the next Yukon Party leader. During the September 2002 Yukon general election Fentie led the Yukon Party to a majority government, defeating incumbent Premier Pat Duncan and the Liberals. Fentie and the Yukon Party won 12 of 18 seats available in the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
Fentie's majority government was reduced to minority government status in August 2006. Three Yukon Party MLAs resigned or choose to sit as independents. Copperbelt MLA Haakon Arntzen resigned after facing sexual assault charges and Klondike MLA Peter Jenkins was ousted after refusing to repay a government loan[2]. McIntyre-Takhini MLA John Edzerza, the only First Nations person in Fentie's Yukon Party cabinet, resigned in August 2006 to sit as an Independent. John Edzerza would run in the next election as a member of the NDP.
With a minority government, Fentie called a general election for October 6, 2006. Fentie was re-elected for a fourth time in the riding of Watson Lake and the Yukon Party was voted to a second straight majority government. The Yukon Party under Fentie's leadership won 10 of 18 seats in the legislative assembly. The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... Pat Duncan (born April 8, 1960) was Premier of Yukon from 2000 until 2002 when her government was defeated in a snap election called by Duncan in an attempt to solidify the Liberal governments position in the legislature after a series of defections. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... Peter Jenkins is a travel author who is most well known for his book, A Walk Across America, in which he spent seven years walking from New York to Oregon. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ...


Election Results

1996 Yukon General Election

Party Candidate Incumbent No. Votes
    Yukon Party Barrie Ravenhill X 249
    New Democratic Party Dennis Fentie 442
    Liberal Dave Kalles 106
Independent Mickey Thomas 40

The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949) in Cairo, Georgia, is an American musician. ...

2000 Yukon General Election

Party Candidate Incumbent No. Votes
    Yukon Party Mickey Thomas 144
    New Democratic Party Dennis Fentie X 434
    Liberal Isaac Wood 312

The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949) in Cairo, Georgia, is an American musician. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ...

2002 Yukon General Election

Party Candidate Incumbent No. Votes
    Yukon Party Dennis Fentie X 521
    New Democratic Party Kathy Magun 130
    Liberal Tom Cove 174

The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ...

2006 Yukon General Election

Party Candidate Incumbent No. Votes
    Yukon Party Dennis Fentie X 495
    New Democratic Party Rachael Lewis 45
    Liberal Rick Harder 196
Independent Dale Robert Worsfold 28

The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ...

Controversy

Fentie was under attack when it was revealed he had been convicted and spent time in prison for heroin trafficking in 1974 when he was 24 years old, a fact he had not previously made public since he had received a pardon.[3] [4] For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ Yukon Legislative Assembly - http://www.legassembly.gov.yk.ca/mlas/fentie.html
  2. ^ CBC News - http://www.cbc.ca/yukonvotes2006/parties/fentie.html
  3. ^ CBC - Yukon premier did time for heroin trafficking - http://www.cbc.ca/north/story/24nov03fentie.html news story from 23 November 2003]
  4. ^ Canadian Press - Yukon Premier 'Embarrassed' by Edmonton Heroin Conviction - http://news.arcticnews.net/archive/aa_anc031201/anc4.htm

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External links

  • Government of Yukon Territory - Premier's Website
Preceded by
Pat Duncan
Yukon Premier
2002 – present
Incumbent

  Results from FactBites:
 
Fentie, Dennis (332 words)
Fentie, Dennis, businessman, premier of YUKON (b at Edmonton, Alta 8 November 1950).
Fentie was re-elected in his Watson Lake constituency, and the Yukon Party won 12 of 18 ridings, the New Democratic Party won 5 to become the Official Opposition and Pat Duncan remained the sole Yukon Liberal in the Legislature.
Fentie was sworn in as Yukon's premier on 30 November 2002.
Yukon Legislative Assembly - Hon. Dennis Fentie - Premier (204 words)
Dennis Fentie was first elected to represent Watson Lake in the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of September 30, 1996.
Fentie was first sworn into cabinet on November 30, 2002 and re-appointed to cabinet on October 28, 2006.
Fentie was born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 8, 1950, and moved to Watson Lake at the age of 12.
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