Premier Sandy Silver issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Premier Dennis Fentie:
My colleagues and I were saddened to learn that former Premier Dennis Fentie passed away last night.
Mr. Fentie was a respected leader who served as Yukon’s Premier for nearly a decade and passionately represented the people of Watson Lake and southeast Yukon for 15 years in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. As an MLA, he fought hard to ensure rural Yukon communities were at the forefront of decision making in the territory.
Mr. Fentie’s distinguished career had an immeasurable impact on the territory and all Yukoners. On behalf of all Yukoners, my colleagues and I offer our condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues.