Speaker's Welcome

Portrait of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Nils ClarkeWelcome to the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s website. The website is maintained by the Legislative Assembly Office and is continually evolving to include more information that I hope will be useful to you.

Within the website you will find the debates of the Assembly which can be read, viewed or listened to through the House Business or Legislative Calendar pages. As well, information about your Member of the Legislative Assembly, information about the daily sitting of the Assembly when in session, and information from various Committees of the Assembly is available. Additionally, there are links to resources and other interesting and informative websites.

I was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of November 7, 2016, as the Member for Riverdale North. On January 12, 2017, at the First Session of the 34th Legislative Assembly, the other MLAs elected me to be their Speaker. I am Yukon's 25th Speaker. You can find out more about the role of the Speaker at the following link: Information Sheet No. 1. As Speaker, I also chair the Members' Services Board, an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly and am President of the Yukon Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

From 1992 until my election to the Yukon Legislative Assembly, I practiced law in the territory, serving from 2000 until 2016 as the Executive Director of the Yukon Legal Services Society. Over the course of my legal career, I have had the honour to represent clients from all communities in the territory, before all levels of Yukon Courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

My wife Janet and I have two sons, Max and Angus.

I hope that you find our website interesting and informative. Citizen knowledge and participation is a key aspect of our system of parliamentary democracy.

Please visit us again!

Hon. Nils Clarke, Speaker

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