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Fax: 867.393.6201

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Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B7


Jack Cable

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Term of Office: 2000 (October 1) – 2005 (November 30)
Preceded by: Judy Gingell
Succeeded by: Geraldine Van Bibber

Born: 1934 (August 17), Hamilton, Ontario


  • He has lived in the north since 1970.
  • Mr. Cable holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a Masters in Business Administration from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Ontario.
  • He practiced law in Whitehorse for 21 years.
  • Mr. Cable is past president of the Yukon Energy Corporation.
  • He became a Yukon MLA in October 1992 and served two terms before choosing not to seek re-election in the April 2000 election.
  • Mr. Cable has a wide-ranging history of public service in his community.
  • He was a director of the Northern Canada Power Commission.
  • He is a founding member of the Recycle Organics Together Society.
  • He is a director of the Yukon Science Institute.
  • He is a member of the of the Advisory Committee of the Salvation Army Adult Residential Centre.
  • He was a past president of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.
  • He is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon, the Association of Professional Engineers of the Yukon, and a founding member of the Boreal Alternate Energy Centre.