WHITE HORSE –
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says he will not seek another term as MLA for Klondike and has asked the Yukon Liberal Party to begin a process to select a new leader.
Silver says he will continue to serve as a member of the legislature until the end of his term, with the next election not due until November 2025.
He says in social media posts that he will serve as prime minister until the new leader is chosen.
Silver signed a confidence and supply agreement with the New Democrats after his Liberal party failed to win a majority government in local elections last April.
It came after Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost linked riding Vuntut Gwitchin to the New Democrat candidate.
A judge later declared NDP candidate Annie Blake the winner after she drew lots to break the tie.
Silver was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in October 2011 and has served as party leader since August 2012.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 9, 2022.