The Hon. Larry Bagnell P.C., M.P. was returned to represent the riding of Yukon in the October 2015 General Election. Mr. Bagnell served as Yukon’s representative in Ottawa for over a decade, sitting as a federal Member of Parliament from 2000-2011. During his time as a Liberal MP, Larry was appointed to the Privy Council and served as Parliamentary Secretary to both the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, and the Minister of Natural Resources. Larry also sat on many Parliamentary Committees, developing expertise in the areas of Transport, Defence, Industry, Veterans Affairs, Justice & Human Rights, and Aboriginal Affairs.
During his time in Ottawa, Larry was widely-regarded as a dedicated, respectful, and hard-working Member of Parliament. In fact, his peers selected him, multiple times, as the hardest working MP in Canada in an annual survey of Parliamentarians. In that same survey, he’s also been recognized as the best constituency MP in Canada.
Larry’s dedication to Yukon has roots that can be traced back to long before his time as a Member of Parliament. In 1999, he was recognized with the City of Whitehorse Volunteer of the Year Award. This award recognized his incredible service to the community, including his service as President of the Yukon chapter of the United Way, President of Yukon Learn (Literacy), and President of the Skookum Jim Friendship Center. In addition, Larry has sat on the Boards for the Miles Canyon Historic Railway Society, the Yukon Science Institute, and the Commissioner’s Potlatch.
Larry is married to Melissa Craig and they have two children, daughter Aurora and son Dawson.