Statement on the Passing of Former MLA and Founding Member Al Falle

“Al Falle was a political trailblazer in the Yukon. He helped shape the Yukon Progressive Conservative Party, which was the precursor to the Yukon Party.

“He was one of the first PC MLAs elected to the Legislative Assembly during the historic territorial election of 1978, which was the first election recognizing party politics. He won a second term for the riding known as Hootalinqua in 1982, before retiring in 1985.

“Even after retirement from elected office, he was actively involved. Al was a respected member of the Yukon Party and served party supporters in a number of volunteer roles on both the party’s central board, and his local riding association. He remained actively involved on the board of the Yukon Party Lake Laberge Electoral District Association until his passing.

“On behalf of the Yukon Party, I would like to express our condolences and sympathy to the Falle family during this difficult time.”

--Leader Currie Dixon


“I was very sad to hear of the passing of Al Falle.

“Al has been a friend of mine for decades and provided helpful advice to me on many occasions.  Al was one of the first people to encourage me to run for office, and he stood beside me throughout the ups and downs of my time as MLA for Lake Laberge, helping out in every election campaign.

“He was passionate about the Yukon and Yukon politics.  Al was also a well-respected member of the Yukon’s farming community and volunteered in a number of roles including as President of the Yukon Agricultural Association.

“My family and I join Al’s family in mourning his passing.  We will miss him.  My sincere condolences to all Al’s family and friends.”

-- Brad Cathers, MLA for Lake Laberge


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