Commissioner Doug Phillips is joined by five past commissioners.


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Fax: 867.393.6201

412 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B7



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 a legislative council of 6 to govern Yukon under the Act. The legislative council became an elected body in 1900 but administrative authority and power remained with the Commissioner until 1979. 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

Commissioner's of Yukon


  • 1950-1951: Andrew Harold Gibson
  • 1947-1950: John Edward Gibben


  • 1932-1947: George Allan Jeckell

Gold Commissioner of Yukon

  • 1928-1932: George Ian MacLean
  • 1927-1928: George Allan Jeckell
  • 1924-1927: Percy Reid
  • 1918-1924: George P. MacKenzie

Commissioner of Yukon

Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the Yukon Territory