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Encyclopedia > Premier of Yukon

The Premier of Yukon (alternately, the Premier of the Yukon) is the first minister for the Canadian territory of Yukon. They are the territory's head of government and de facto chief executive, although their powers are considerably smaller than that of a provincial premier.


From 1978 to 1985 and from 1992 to 1996, the term Government Leader was used instead.


The current Premier of Yukon is Dennis Fentie.


See also:

External link:

  • Premier of Yukon Official Site (http://www.gov.yk.ca/premier/)

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