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Former Premier Dennis Fentie honoured at celebration of life

Press Release

A celebration of life was held for former Premier Dennis Fentie today at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Mr. Fentie passed away on August 29, 2019.

Mr. Fentie was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly as the MLA for Watson Lake in 1996 as a member of the Yukon New Democratic Party. In 2002, Mr. Fentie joined and became the leader of the Yukon Party, and was elected as Yukon’s seventh Premier, a position he held until 2011.

On behalf of all Yukoners, I offer my condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of former Premier Dennis Fentie. As an MLA, he fought hard to ensure rural communities were at the forefront of decision making in Yukon. Mr. Fentie’s distinguished career had an immeasurable impact on the territory.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts
  • Mr. Fentie served as Yukon’s seventh Premier.
  • Mr. Fentie represented the people of Watson Lake and southeast Yukon for 15 years in the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
[email protected]

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