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Wayne Jim

Wayne Jim
MLA for McIntyre-Takhini
In office
2000–2002
Preceded by Piers McDonald
Succeeded by John Edzerza
Personal details
Born (1961-02-24) February 24, 1961 (age 53)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Political party Liberal → Independent

Wayne Jim is a former Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of McIntyre-Takhini in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 2000 to 2002.[1][2]

Jim was elected as a member of the Yukon Liberal Party in the 2000 election, unexpectedly defeating the NDP and Government Leader Piers McDonald.[1] He was appointed minister for government services.[3] In 2002 he was dismissed from the post, and subsequently became one of three MLAs, along with Mike McLarnon and Don Roberts, who resigned or were dismissed from the Liberal caucus led by Pat Duncan, reducing Duncan's government to a minority.[3][4] In the 2002 election, Jim ran as an independent candidate, but came fourth to Yukon Party candidate John Edzerza.[1]

Jim also served served on many wildlife and fishery boards and as Kwanlin Dun First Nation councillor.[5] In 2011 Jim came third when he ran for the position of chief of the Kwanlin Dun,[5][6]

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