Ron Veale

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Ron Veale
MLA for Riverdale South
In office
Preceded byIain MacKay
Succeeded byBea Firth
Leader of the Yukon Liberal Party
In office
Preceded byIain MacKay
Succeeded byRoger Coles
Personal details
Political partyLiberal
Occupationlawyer and Judge

Ronald Stuart Veale is a Canadian jurist and former politician, who represented the electoral district of Riverdale South in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 1981 to 1982. He was a member of the Yukon Liberal Party, and the party's leader from 1981 to 1984.

Veale assumed the leadership of the Yukon Liberal Party in 1981 after the resignation of Iain MacKay, also running in and winning a by-election on March 9, 1981, to succeed MacKay as MLA for Riverdale South.[2] Under his leadership, however, the party was entirely shut out of the legislature in the 1982 election.[3] Veale resigned the party leadership in 1984, and was succeeded by Roger Coles.

He subsequently returned to his law practice. He was later appointed to the Supreme Court of Yukon, of which he is currently Chief Justice.[4]


  1. ^ Yukon Legislature Speaks: Ron Veale. Yukon Archives.
  2. ^ "Byelections". CPA Activities: The Canadian Scene, Vol. 4, No. 2.
  3. ^ "Northerners wary of plan to impose bilingualism". The Gazette, March 24, 1984.
  4. ^ "‘We now have a clear direction from the Supreme Court’". Whitehorse Star, September 19, 2013.