Statement from Leader Currie Dixon on the Passing of Jack Cable

“My colleagues and I are saddened to hear of the passing of former Yukon Liberal Party leader Jack Cable.

“Known as ‘Gentleman’ Jack, he was respected by members of all parties during his tenure as a Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly for Riverside from 1992 to 2000. His conduct and demeanor in the Assembly were a reminder of what we should aspire to and enabled him to work constructively with others.

“Upon his retirement he continued to serve Yukoners as the Commissioner of the Yukon from 2000 to 2005.

“Cable and his young family moved to the Yukon in 1970. He was a respected lawyer in Whitehorse for 21 years and served as president of Yukon Energy, as well as a director of its precursor, the Northern Canada Power Commission.

“As a volunteer in the Yukon community he served on numerous NGO boards including the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, the Learning Disabilities Association of the Yukon, the Association of Professional Engineers and the Law Society of Yukon.

“On behalf of the Yukon Party family, I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.”