Brad’s family moved to the Yukon when he was two years old, and to the wilderness on the east side of Lake Laberge when he was six. His family home at Lake Laberge has no road access, and he grew up with a wilderness lifestyle including hauling water by hand in buckets from a creek, cutting firewood, hiking, canoeing, boating, and dog mushing.
First elected in 2002, Brad has been re-elected three times, gaining the support of more voters in every election in the last ten years. In 2016, he received the fourth highest number of votes of any candidate in the entire Yukon – and the most for any Yukon Party candidate. Before being elected MLA and for a few years after, Brad worked in the private sector and was part-owner of a wilderness tourism business.
His experience in government includes serving in Cabinet for 8 ½ years. He has served as
Minister of Health and Social Services; Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources; Minister of Community Services; Minister of Justice; Minister for Yukon Development Corporation; Minister for Yukon Energy Corporation; Minister for Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board; Minister for Yukon Liquor Corporation and Yukon Lottery Commission, and as Government House Leader. He is 42 years old, and lives in the Lake Laberge area.
Linda Benoit (formerly Hillier) is a life-long Yukoner raised in Faro who has faithfully served the Yukon Party in numerous capacities for 16 years; including three terms as party
She is a team player who believes the party must provide members with a voice which aligns their values and priorities in order to win the next territorial election.
If elected party leader, Linda will work diligently to unite a strong team of candidates and together with input from the membership, develop policies and a platform for the election of a Yukon Party government.
She is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for a local construction company and has
been an owner-operator of her own IT-Bookkeeping company since 2008.
She previously worked for both Yukon Party Premier Darrell Pasloski and the late Dennis Fentie, and is a
dedicated volunteer on numerous boards.
Currie’s parents Don and Linda Dixon met in the Yukon in the early 1970s and raised their children in Whitehorse. After graduating from Porter Creek Secondary School, Currie attended St Francis Xavier University where he received an honours degree in Political Science and History. He then attended graduate school at the University of Northern British Columbia where he received a Master of Arts degree in Political Science, focusing his studies on First Nations governance and economic development.
In 2011 Currie was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Copperbelt North. From 2011-2016 he served in Cabinet with various portfolios, including as the Minister of Environment, Economic Development, Community Services, and the Public Service Commission.
He chose not to run in the 2016 election, opting instead to pursue a career in the private sector. Since 2018 he has served on the management team of a locally owned industrial supply company, ALX. He remains active in the Whitehorse, Yukon, and First Nation Chambers of Commerce.
Currie and his wife, Brittany have two children that they are raising in their hometown of Whitehorse.