Commissioner Doug Phillips is joined by five past commissioners.

 

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Contact the Commissioner
Tel:
867.667.5121
Fax: 867.393.6201
Email: commissioner@gov.yk.ca

412 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B7

 

History

The Office of Commissioner was established in 1898, when the Parliament of Canada passed the Yukon Act. The Government of Canada appointed the Commissioner and legislative council of 6 to govern Yukon under the Act. Administrative authority and power remained with the Commissioner over the years and the legislative council changed to elected members. In 1979, the Commissioner’s involvement in day to day activities of government substantially changed with the Epp Letter, and formally changed in 2003 with amendments to the Yukon Act. Today, the role of Commissioner is similar to a provincial lieutenant governor.  

 

Past Yukon Commissioners

  • 2010-present: Douglas George Phillips
  • 2005-2010: Geraldine Van Bibber
  • 2000-2005: Jack Cable
  • 1995-2000: Judy Gingell
  • 1986-1995: John Kenneth McKinnon
  • 1979-1986: Douglas Leslie Dewey Bell
  • 1979-1979: Ione Jean Christensen
  • 1978-1979: Frank B. Fingland
  • 1976-1978: Dr. Arthur MacDonald Pearson
  • 1966-1976: James Smith
  • 1962-1966: Gordon Robertson Cameron
  • 1955-1962: Frederick Howard Collins
  • 1952-1955: Wilfred George Brown
  • 1951-1952: Frederick Fraser
  • 1950-1951: Andrew Harold Gibson
  • 1947-1950: John Edward Gibben
  • 1932-1947: George Allan Jeckell
  • 1928-1932: George Ian MacLean
  • 1927-1928: George Allan Jeckell
  • 1924-1927: Percy Reid
  • 1918-1924: George P. MacKenzie
  • 1916-1918: George Norris Williams
  • 1912-1915: George Black
  • 1911-1912: Arthur Wilson
  • 1907-1911: Alexander Henderson
  • 1905-1907: William Wallace Burns McInnes
  • 1904-1905: Zachary Taylor Wood
  • 1903-1904: Frederick Tennyson Congdon
  • 1902-1903: Zachary Taylor Wood
  • 1901-1902: James Hamilton Ross
  • 1898-1901: William Ogilvie
  • 1897-1898: James Morrow Walsh