Kate White

MLA for Takhini–Kopper King

After 12 years as a member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly, I have grown even more firm in my belief that Yukoners deserve better. Governments over the past decade and more have failed to be there for people in need.

My background has shaped who I am today, both inside and outside the Legislative Assembly. I am proud to be a lifelong Yukoner.

I was born and raised in our amazing territory, and graduated from FH Collins with a French Immersion diploma. I’m a journeyperson baker and was able to travel the world with my trade. My work life has been colourful; I’ve owned a catering company, a coffee shop, worked in corrections as a life skills coach, and I’ve worked in the mining industry. 

In my spare time, I’m an avid mountain biker and snowboarder, which lets me immerse myself in the Yukon’s immense natural beauty.

Having been a small business owner, a tradesperson, and having spent the last 12 years in public service, I’ve seen and experienced firsthand the ways in which governments have failed to improve life for Yukoners.

People are struggling with the rising cost of living, and public services like education and healthcare have not been meeting their needs. I will always put people ahead of corporate interests.

Now more than ever, it’s time for government to put people’s needs above everything else.

Critic portfolios and caucus roles:

  • Finance and Executive Council Office
  • Education
  • Community Services 
  • Energy, Mines and Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Affaires francophones
  • Public Service Commission
  • Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board