From chief medical officer to Liberal MP: Brendan Hanley wins in Yukon


Brendan Hanley, who guided Yukon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the territory’s chief medical officer of health, will now head to Ottawa as the territory’s Liberal MP.

“This is a win for the Liberal Party of Canada, and tonight is definitely a win for our children,” Hanley said in a victory speech to supporters, referring to his party’s national child care program.

With all but one of the territory’s 90 polls still to report, Hanley held 33 per cent of the vote. He was more than 1,100 votes ahead of Conservative Barbara Dunlop, who was in second place with about 27 per cent of the vote.

New Democrat Lisa Vollans-Leduc, meanwhile, was in third with about

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