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Richard Mostyn

Whitehorse West

Minister of Highways and Public Works and Minister of the Public Service Commission. Proud to serve the riding of Whitehorse West.

Richard Mostyn arrived in the Yukon in the Burro, a silver Honda Civic wagon, with his future wife and two cats. It was June 1989. There were three traffic lights in the territory.

For the next 22 years, Mostyn wrote for the award-winning Yukon News where he covered small business, politics, health, energy, technology, mining, the environment, the arts, the Yukon Quest and all manner of news stories, including award-winning supplements on drug addiction and the Yukon housing crisis.

Throughout his career, he covered the Penikett, Ostashek, McDonald, Duncan, Fentie and Pasloski governments. He’s interviewed Prime Ministers Paul Martin, Jean Chretien and Joe Clark and opposition leaders Stockwell Day, Preston Manning and Audrey McLaughlin. He regularly met with the US Consul General and other visiting dignitaries.

In 1999, he travelled to earthquake ravaged Taiwan to cover a series of disaster relief concerts staged by Matthew Lien and a host of Yukon musicians. He also travelled to the North Slope of Alaska during debate over potential oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. And he reported on the fate of Faro following the final shutdown of the community’s lead-zinc-silver mine and Cassiar, BC, in the wake of the shutdown of the asbestos mine and abandonment of the town.

In the course of his career, he’s been published in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun and Up Here Magazine and has appeared on CBC Radio and TV and the BBC World Service. His reporting has been recognized through international, national and regional awards.

Once or twice, people threatened to shoot him.

After leaving journalism in 2011, Mostyn worked for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and its campaign to champion the Peel Watershed land-use plan, as well as the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.

He’s coached soccer and helped build the neighbourhood park on Finch Crescent.

He’s married, has two sons and two naughty spaniels.

Richard Mostyn was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election for the 34th Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2016.

Richard was appointed to the Executive Council of Yukon (cabinet) on December 3, 2016. He is currently Minister of Highways and Public Works and Minister of the Public Service Commission.

Richard is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges. Hon. He was appointed to the committee by order of the House on January 12, 2017.

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Richard Mostyn arrived in the Yukon in the Burro, a silver Honda Civic wagon, with his future wife and two cats. It was June 1989. There were three traffic lights in the territory.

For the next 22 years, Mostyn wrote for the award-winning Yukon News where he covered small business, politics, health, energy, technology, mining, the environment, the arts, the Yukon Quest and all manner of news stories, including award-winning supplements on drug addiction and the Yukon housing crisis.

Throughout his career, he covered the Penikett, Ostashek, McDonald, Duncan, Fentie and Pasloski governments. He’s interviewed Prime Ministers Paul Martin, Jean Chretien and Joe Clark and opposition leaders Stockwell Day, Preston Manning and Audrey McLaughlin. He regularly met with the US Consul General and other visiting dignitaries.

In 1999, he travelled to earthquake ravaged Taiwan to cover a series of disaster relief concerts staged by Matthew Lien and a host of Yukon musicians. He also travelled to the North Slope of Alaska during debate over potential oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. And he reported on the fate of Faro following the final shutdown of the community’s lead-zinc-silver mine and Cassiar, BC, in the wake of the shutdown of the asbestos mine and abandonment of the town.

In the course of his career, he’s been published in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun and Up Here Magazine and has appeared on CBC Radio and TV and the BBC World Service. His reporting has been recognized through international, national and regional awards.

Once or twice, people threatened to shoot him.

After leaving journalism in 2011, Mostyn worked for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and its campaign to champion the Peel Watershed land-use plan, as well as the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.

He’s coached soccer and helped build the neighbourhood park on Finch Crescent.

He’s married, has two sons and two naughty spaniels.

Richard Mostyn was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election for the 34th Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2016.

Richard was appointed to the Executive Council of Yukon (cabinet) on December 3, 2016. He is currently Minister of Highways and Public Works and Minister of the Public Service Commission.

Richard is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges. Hon. He was appointed to the committee by order of the House on January 12, 2017.