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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:03 am Post subject: Yukon Party wins third majority
( former federal conservative candidate for Yukon Darrell Pasloski has won the territorial election for the Yukon party , but trend of ndp growth was seen even in the tiny yukon where the ndp added several news seats at expense of liberals )
Yukon Party wins third majority
By QMI Agency
Yukon Party Leader Darrell Pasloski. (Handout)
The Yukon Party earned a third consecutive majority government in the territory's election.
The right-leaning Yukon Party won 11 of the territory's 19 seats, while the NDP took six.
NDP Leader Liz Hanson was re-elected in her riding.
The campaign focused on issues related to the Yukon's strong mining industry, the environment and housing.
Yukon Party Leader Darrell Pasloski, who won his first seat in legislature, has refused to provide his party's stance on a movement to preserve the 68,000-sq.-km Peel River Watershed from mining and other industrial operations.
Housing costs in the Yukon have hit record highs because of increased demand. Protesters have been camping out on the lawn of the legislature since June.
At dissolution, the Yukon Party had 11 seats, the Liberals had five and the NDP one.
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