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List of Yukon premiers

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This is a list of the government leaders and premiers of Yukon Territory, Canada, since 1978 when responsible government was given to the territory. Prior to 1978 the territory had a legislature which had a largely advisory role and no political parties or government leader. Instead powers were invested in a governing Commissioner appointed by the federal government.

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1.Chris Pearson* 1978 1985 Progressive Conservative
2.Willard Phelps* 1985 1985 Progressive Conservative
3.Tony Penikett 1985 1992 NDP
4.John Ostashek* 1992 1996 Yukon Party**
5.Piers McDonald 1996 2000 NDP
6.Pat Duncan 2000 2002 Liberal
7.Dennis Fentie 2002 -- Yukon Party

*Used the title Government Leader instead of Premier.
**In 1992, the Progressive Conservative Party in the Yukon changed its name to the Yukon Party.

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