John Kenneth McKinnon

John Kenneth McKinnon, commissioner of the YUKON TERRITORY (b at Winnipeg, Man, 20 April 1936). McKinnon, though born and educated in Manitoba, has been a long-time resident of the Yukon. He was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 1961 and was re-elected in 1967, 1970, and 1974.

John Kenneth McKinnon

John Kenneth McKinnon, commissioner of the YUKON TERRITORY (b at Winnipeg, Man, 20 April 1936). McKinnon, though born and educated in Manitoba, has been a long-time resident of the Yukon. He was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 1961 and was re-elected in 1967, 1970, and 1974. He has served as minister of highways and public works (1976-78) and minister of local government (1974-78). McKinnon was chairman of the Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline hearings (1979), Yukon administrator for the Northern Pipeline Agency (1979-84), and a member of the Task Force on Northern Conservation (1983-84). In 1986, he was appointed commissioner of the Yukon, a position he held until 1995. From 2000-04 he was chancellor of Yukon College.