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Encyclopedia > Yukon Party
Yukon Party
Image:Yukpar.PNG
Active Provincial Party
Founded 1979
Leader Dennis Fentie
President Darrell Peters
Headquarters Box 31113, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7
Political ideology Conservatism
International alignment
Colours Blue
Website http://www.yukonparty.net/

The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. File links The following pages link to this file: Yukon general election, 2002 Yukon general election, 2000 Template:Canadian politics/party colours/Yukon Party/colhead ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Dennis Fentie (born 1950) is a Canadian politician who is the current Premier of Yukon and leader of the conservative Yukon Party. ... This article currently excludes conservatism in the United States and Canada, where the term can be taken to mean something different. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation) Blue is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength range (about 420-490 nanometres) of the three primary colors. ... Motto: none Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Jack Cable Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Area 482,443 km² (9th)  - Land 474,391 km²  - Water 8,052 km² (1. ...

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Origins and early years

The party was founded in 1978 as the Yukon Territorial Progressive Conservative Party, and was elected as the territory's first party-based government in 1979 under the leadership of Chris Pearson. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Christopher William Pearson (born 1931) was the first leader of the Yukon Progressive Conservative Party and the first Government Leader in the Yukon. ...


The Progressive Conservative party was founded in 1978 with Hilda Watson as its first leader. Watson had been a member of the terriorial legislature since 1970. However, when she was unable to win a seat in the 1978 election, she resigned and Chris Pearson became leader of the party as well as the government. Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... An old SEAT 600 The two-door SEAT Ibiza. SEAT is one of the leading car makers in Spain. ... Christopher William Pearson (born 1931) was the first leader of the Yukon Progressive Conservative Party and the first Government Leader in the Yukon. ...


Declining fortunes

The Progressive Conservatives were defeated in 1985 by the Yukon New Democratic Party led by Tony Penikett. With Brian Mulroney's federal Progressive Conservative government's increasing unpopularity, the Yukon Progressive Conservatives decided to sever their relations with the federal Tory party, and renamed themselves the "Yukon Party" prior to the 1992 general election. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a social democratic political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... Anthony (Tony) David John Penikett (born 1945) is an academic and former politician. ... The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC , CC , GOQ (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The term Tory applied to the Tory Party, the ancestor of the modern UK Conservative Party. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After seven years in power, the NDP was defeated in 1992 and the Yukon Party's John Ostashek became Premier of Yukon. His government became very unpopular by increasing taxes and cutting services. Ostashek was voted out of office in 1996 after only one term. The Yukon Party won only three seats, falling to third place for the first time behind the Yukon Liberal Party. John Ostashek (born 1936) is a former Yukon politician. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ...


Recent history

The party's fortunes continued to decline at the 2000 general election. The Yukon Party was reduced to a single seat in the legislature as the right wing vote moved to the Yukon Liberal Party, putting it in power for the first time in the territory's history. The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ...


Liberal Premier Pat Duncan's government was plagued with internal dissent, however, and despite having won an outright majority of seats in the general election, defections and resignations reduced the Liberals to a minority government within two years. Premier Duncan called a snap election for November 4, 2002, in an effort to regain her majority, but the early election call backfired badly. A premier is an executive official of government. ... Pat Duncan (born 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. ... For minority régime, see Apartheid. ... In the Westminster parliamentary system a snap election is an early election called when the Prime Minister (or Premier) dissolves the legislature mid-way in a governments mandate. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Yukon Party had elected Dennis Fentie, a rural Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly (MLA), who had defected from the Yukon NDP, as its new leader in June 2002 and despite being caught by surprise by the election call the party was able to storm to a majority government with 12 seats compared to 5 for the NDP. The Liberals were reduced to a single seat. Fentie became the first Yukon Premier from a rural riding. Dennis Fentie (born 1950) is a Canadian politician who is the current Premier of Yukon and leader of the conservative Yukon Party. ... The Yukon Legislative Assembly is located in Whitehorse. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for June, 2002. ...


Other Canadian Conservative Parties

Major conservative parties in Canada:
Parties forming the government:
Alberta PCs - PC Party of New Brunswick - PC Party of Newfoundland & Labrador
PC Party of Nova Scotia - PC Party of PEI - Yukon Party
Parties forming the official opposition:
Conservative Party of Canada
Manitoba PC Party - Ontario PC Party - Saskatchewan Party
Other parties represented in legislatures:
Action démocratique du Québec - Alberta Alliance

There are a number of conservative parties in Canada, a country which has traditionally been dominated by two political parties, one liberal and one conservative. ... The Alberta Progressive Conservative Association is a provincial right-of-centre party in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick is a political party in New Brunswick, Canada. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is a centre-right political party in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... The Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party is a centre-right political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The PEI Progressive Conservative Party is one of two major political parties on Prince Edward Island. ... The Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right wing political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Saskatchewan Party is a centre-right political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... The Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) is a fiscally right-wing political party in Quebec, Canada. ... The Alberta Alliance is a right wing political party in Alberta, Canada. ...

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