Commissioner of Yukon
This is a list of Yukon Commissioners from 1897 to the present. The offices of Commissioner and Administrator were abolished in 1918, office replaced by the Gold Commissioner who was responsible to the federal Minister of the Interior. The positions of Gold Commissioner and Comptroller were combined in 1932 with the Comptroller being the title for the chief executive, the title was changed to Controller in 1936. In 1948, the title of chief executive again became Commissioner. By the 1960s, the Commissioner had formed a committee that included some members of the elected Territorial Council. Beginning in 1978, Yukon had party government with a Government Leader, at that time, the government leader added a fifth elected member to the committee, which became an executive council. See also, List of premiers of Yukon As of November 2010, seven former commissioners are alive, Gold Commissioners and Controllers of the Yukon Territory. Official Handbook for Commissioners of the Territories
Yukon Liberal Party
The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the territory of Yukon, Canada. Sandy Silver, MLA for Klondike, is the Leader of the Yukon Liberal Party, after twenty years as a minor party, the Yukon Liberal Party won the 2000 general election and formed a government under Premier Pat Duncan. The government was plagued with defections and was reduced to minority government status, Duncan called a snap election for November 2002 in the hope of regaining her governments majority. The party was almost completely wiped out, however, by the conservative Yukon Party, Duncan won the Liberals sole seat in the Yukon Partys landslide
The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in Yukon, Canada. It is the successor to the Yukon Progressive Conservative Party, two Progressive Conservative MLAs, Bea Firth and Alan Nordling, quit the party in protest and sat as independent MLAs until 1996. Nordling returned to the party, and was defeated as a Yukon Party candidate in the 1996 election, after seven years in power, the NDP was defeated in 1992 and the Yukon Partys John Ostashek became Premier of Yukon. His government became 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. The partys 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 the Liberals in power for the first time in the territorys history. Premier Duncan called an election for 4 November 2002, in an effort to regain her majority.
The Yukon Party had elected Dennis Fentie, a rural Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly, despite being caught by surprise by the election call, the party was able to win a majority government with 12 seats compared to five for the NDP. The Liberals were reduced to a single seat, Fentie became the second Yukon Premier from a rural riding. On 10 October 2006, the Yukon Party was re-elected, holding 10 seats in the Legislative Assembly, the Yukon Liberals won five seats and the Yukon New Democrats won three. On May 28,2011, an election was held to replace Dennis Fentie. Darrell Pasloski was chosen only one ballot
Antony David John Tony Penikett is a mediator and negotiator and former politician in Yukon, who served as Premier of Yukon from 1985 to 1992. An activist with the New Democratic Party, Penikett was campaign manager in the 1972 election for Wally Firth and he was the partys candidate in Yukon in the 1974 federal election, but was not elected. Penikett became a member of the New Democratic Partys federal council in 1973 and he returned to Yukon, where he was elected to Whitehorse City Council in 1977. He was president of the federal NDP from 1981 to 1985 and he was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 1978, representing the constituency of Whitehorse West as a member of the Yukon New Democratic Party. He was the partys only MLA elected that year, in 1981, Penikett succeeded Fred Berger as leader of the party. Under his leadership, independent MLA Maurice Byblow crossed the floor to join the party, with the party having surpassed the Yukon Liberal Party in seats, Penikett became Leader of the Opposition.
The party won six seats in the 1982 election, retaining Official Opposition status, in the 1985 territorial election, the party won eight seats, forming a minority government with Penikett serving as government leader. Joes by-election win lifted the party to majority government status, Penikett fought the federal government for a better deal for the territory in Canadian confederation and for control over its natural resources. He and Dennis Patterson, premier of the Northwest Territories, fought for a role at First Ministers conferences. Penikett brought forward the Yukon Human Rights Act, which banned discrimination on the basis of age, race and it was only the second such act passed anywhere in Canada. The NDP formed a majority government after the 1989 election, winning nine seats, peniketts government opposed the Meech Lake Accord, believing it would make it impossible for the Yukon to ever become a province. Peniketts government fought the accord in court, although its case was dismissed by the Yukon Court of Appeal, during the subsequent Charlottetown Accord negotiations, Penikett raised many of the same concerns that he had during Meech, although he ultimately supported the final deal.
After seven years in power, the NDP was defeated in the 1992 election by the conservative Yukon Party, on April 25,1994 Penikett announced his resignation as leader of the Yukon NDP, and was succeeded by Piers McDonald at a party convention in May 1995. There was a in 1994 to draft Penikett as a candidate in the federal New Democratic Partys 1995 leadership contest. He remained in the legislature as the MLA for Whitehorse West until September 27,1995 and this is to date the largest number of social contracts ever negotiated in Canada. From 2001 to 2005, Penikett was a fellow on native treaty issues. He has worked at the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Penikett was appointed as the University of Washingtons Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies for 2013-14. For the duration of this award, he will be located at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, approaches to Issues of Arctic Governance in the 21st Century. ”Since 2001, he is the president of Tony Penikett Negotiations
A political spectrum is a system of classifying different political positions upon one or more geometric axes that symbolize independent political dimensions. Most long-standing spectra include a wing and left wing, which originally referred to seating arrangements in the French parliament after the Revolution. According to the simplest left–right axis and socialism are usually regarded internationally as being on the left, liberalism can mean different things in different contexts, sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right. Those with an intermediate outlook are classified as centrists or moderates, politics that rejects the conventional left–right spectrum is known as syncretic politics. Political scientists have noted that a single left–right axis is insufficient for describing the existing variation in political beliefs. As seen from the Speakers seat at the front of the Assembly, the aristocracy sat on the right, the defining point on the ideological spectrum was the Ancien Régime.
The Right thus implied support for aristocratic or royal interests, and the church, while The Left implied support for republicanism and civil liberties. Because the political franchise at the start of the revolution was relatively narrow, the original Left represented mainly the interests of the bourgeoisie and their political interests in the French Revolution lay with opposition to the aristocracy, and so they found themselves allied with the early capitalists. However, this did not mean that their interests lay with the laissez-faire policies of those representing them politically. As capitalist economies developed, the aristocracy became less relevant and were replaced by capitalist representatives. This evolution has often pulled parliamentary politicians away from laissez-faire economic policies, for almost a century, social scientists have considered the problem of how best to describe political variation. In 1950, Leonard W. Submitting the results to factor analysis and this system was derived empirically, rather than devising a political model on purely theoretical grounds and testing it, Fergusons research was exploratory.
As a result of method, care must be taken in the interpretation of Fergusons three factors, as factor analysis will output an abstract factor whether an objectively real factor exists or not. Although replication of the Nationalism factor was inconsistent, the finding of Religionism and Humanitarianism had a number of replications by Ferguson, shortly afterward, Hans Eysenck began researching political attitudes in Great Britain. He believed that there was something similar about the National Socialists on the one hand. Submitting this value questionnaire to the process of factor analysis used by Ferguson. Such analysis produces a factor whether or not it corresponds to a real-world phenomenon, Eysencks dimensions of R and T were found by factor analyses of values in Germany and Sweden and Japan. According to Eysenck, members of both ideologies were tough-minded, in this context, Eysenck carried out studies on nazism and communist groups, claiming to find members of both groups to be more dominant and more aggressive than control groups
Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Canadas border with the United States is the worlds longest binational land border, the majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its territory being dominated by forest and tundra. It is highly urbanized with 82 per cent of the 35.15 million people concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, One third of the population lives in the three largest cities, Toronto and Vancouver. Its capital is Ottawa, and other urban areas include Calgary, Quebec City, Winnipeg. Various aboriginal peoples had inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1,1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and this began an accretion of provinces and territories to the mostly self-governing Dominion to the present ten provinces and three territories forming modern Canada.
With the Constitution Act 1982, Canada took over authority, removing the last remaining ties of legal dependence on the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II being the head of state. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level and it is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Its advanced economy is the eleventh largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources, Canadas long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. Canada is a country and has the tenth highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the ninth highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, Canada is an influential nation in the world, primarily due to its inclusive values, years of prosperity and stability, stable economy, and efficient military.
While a variety of theories have been postulated for the origins of Canada. In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona, from the 16th to the early 18th century Canada referred to the part of New France that lay along the St. Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named The Canadas, until their union as the British Province of Canada in 1841. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the name for the new country at the London Conference. The transition away from the use of Dominion was formally reflected in 1982 with the passage of the Canada Act, that year, the name of national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day
New Democratic Party
The New Democratic Party is a social-democratic political party in Canada. Mulcair will remain as leader, until his replacement is chosen at an election to be held in 2017. The NDP was founded in 1961 out of the merger of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation with the Canadian Labour Congress, one provincial wing of the NDP forms government in Alberta. Unlike other political parties in Canada, the federal and provincial level NDPs are fully integrated, following the 1993 federal election the NDP was reduced to fourth place behind the Bloc Québécois, a position it would maintain for most of the next two decades. The NDP lost 59 seats during the 2015 federal election and fell back to place in Parliament. The NDP evolved in 1961 from a merger of the Canadian Labour Congress, the CCF grew from populist and socialist roots into a modern socialist party. Although the CCF was part of the Christian left and the Social Gospel movement and it has broadened to include concerns of the New Left, and advocates issues such as LGBT rights, international peace, and environmental stewardship.
It formed the Official Opposition for the first time in the 41st Canadian Parliament, before 2011, the party had been a stable presence in the Canadian parliament, and was the third largest political party from 1961 to 1993, when the party lost official status. The NDPs peak period of influence in those periods was during the minority Liberal governments of Lester B. Pearson. After reattaining official party status in 1997, the NDP played a role in the Liberal. Provincial New Democratic parties, which are sections of the federal party, have governed in six of the ten provinces. The NDP has previously formed the government in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, while members of the party are active municipally, the party does not organize at that level. For example, though former Toronto mayor David Miller was an NDP member during his successful 2003 and 2006 mayoral campaigns, his campaigns were not affiliated with the NDP. In 1958 a joint CCF-CLC committee, the National Committee for the New Party, was formed to create a new political party.
The NCNP spent the three years laying down the foundations of the New Party. In 1960, before the NDP was founded, one candidate, Walter Pitman, the influence of organized labour on the party is still reflected in the partys conventions as affiliated trade unions send delegates on a formula based on their number of members. At the 1971 leadership convention, an activist group called The Waffle tried to control of the party. The following year, most of The Waffle split from the NDP, the NDP itself supported the minority government formed by the Pierre Trudeau-led Liberals from 1972 to 1974, although the two parties never entered into a coalition
Yukon Legislative Assembly
The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon, Canada. Following the passage of the Yukon Elections Act in 1977, the Territorial Council was replaced by the current Legislative Assembly, the Yukon Legislative Assembly is the only legislature in Canadas territories which is organized along political party lines. In Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, the assemblies are instead elected on a non-partisan consensus government model. Italicized text indicates a member of cabinet, bold text indicates a party leader. Both indicates the Premier of Yukon List of Speakers of the Yukon Legislative Assembly List of Yukon general elections