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Pat Duncan

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Pat Duncan (born 1960) was Premier of Yukon from 2000 until 2002 when her government was defeated in a snap election called by Duncan in an attempt to solidify the Liberal government's position in the legislature after a series of defections. The election, instead, reduced the Liberals to third party status with Duncan as the sole MLA.

Duncan was first elected to the legislature in 1996. Her party initially won a majority government in 2000 but was reduced to a minority in early 2002 when three Liberal MLAs crossed the floor to sit as independents after complaining of Premier Duncan's "secretive and dictatorial" leadership style.

Duncan remained leader of the Yukon Liberals until June 4, 2005 when she was defeated by Arthur Mitchell by a margin of 357 votes to 303 at the party's leadership convention.


Preceded by:
Piers McDonald
1996-2000

Yukon Premier
2000-2002

Succeeded by:
Dennis Fentie
since 2002

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