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Development Corporation Board of Directors (Yukon)

Department: Yukon Development Corporation | Agency website >>

Address: Corporate Secretary, Box 2703 (D-1), Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-456-3995 | Fax: 867-456-2145


Mandate

  • promote the development of Yukon resources on an economic and efficient basis;
  • promote employment and business opportunities for Yukon residents;
  • assure a continuing and adequate supply of energy in a manner consistent with sustainable development;
  • alleviate the effects of any energy shortage that may occur in Yukon;
  • promote the establishment, development and operation within the Yukon of industries or undertakings that are, by nature, energy dependent through the provision of cost-effective energy or energy-related infrastructure; and
  • carry out development policy directives issued to it by the Commissioner in Executive Council.

Order-in-Council 1993/107 restricts Yukon Development Corporation’s role to energy-related activities designed to promote the economic development of Yukon.

Authority: Yukon Development Corporation Act, section 9
Period: 1986 to present
Type: Governing


Membership

The Board consists of a Chair and at least 2 other members appointed by the Commissioner in Executive Council in a manner consistent with the Umbrella Final Agreement. The Board selects the Vice-Chair. The President of the Yukon Development Corporation sits on the Board ex-officio.

Appointments to this Committee are subject to standing order 45 of the Legislative Assembly.

Appointment process: Order in Council

Requirements: The Yukon government shall ensure board members are generally representative of Yukon's population as per section 22.6.2 of the Umbrella Final Agreement.

Term: 3 year term. May be reappointed.

Meetings: Quarterly and additional meetings as required.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Young, Collin Member 10/28/2015 10/27/2018
Wierda, John Member 06/11/2016 06/10/2019
Bazett, Jacqueline Member 04/26/2015 04/25/2018
Harach, JoAnne Member 01/09/2015 01/08/2018
Fairlie, Joanne Chair 10/28/2015 10/27/2018
Reams, Danny Member 06/11/2016 06/10/2019
Laurer, Michael Member 10/28/2015 10/27/2018
LeBarge, William   Member   04/23/2015   04/22/2018