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The Canadian territory of Yukon has had a responsible government since 1978. In the 19th century, Yukon was a segment of the Hudson's Bay Company-administered North-Western Territory and then the Canadian-administered Northwest Territories. The territory only obtained a recognizable local government in 1895 when it became a separate district of the Northwest Territories. In 1898, Yukon was made a separate territory with its own commissioner and appointed Territorial Council. Prior to 1978, the territory had a legislature with a largely advisory role and no political parties or government leader. Instead, powers were invested in a governing Commissioner appointed by the federal government.

Yukon Progressive Conservative Party Government Leaders

  • Chris Pearson (20 November 1978 to 22 March 1985)
  • Willard Phelps (23 March 1985 to 28 May 1985)

Yukon New Democratic Party Government Leader

  • Tony Penikett (29 May 1985 to 6 November 1992)

Yukon Party Premier

Party changed its name from Yukon Progressive Conservative Party to the Yukon Party before the October 19, 1992 Yukon Election.

  • John Ostashek (7 November 1992 to 18 October 1996)

Yukon New Democratic Party Premier

  • Piers McDonald (19 October 1996 to 5 May 2000)

Yukon Liberal Party Premier

  • Pat Duncan (6 May 2000 to 3 November 2002)

Yukon Party Premiers

  • Dennis Fentie (30 November 2002 to 11 June 2011)
  • Darrell Pasloski (11 June 2011 to 3 December 2016)

Yukon Liberal Party Premiers

  • Sandy Silver (3 December 2016 to 14 January 2023)
  • Ranj Pillai (14 January 2023 to present)