Ted Adel has lived in Yukon for more than 24 years and finds that each turn around the sun brings a deeper love and respect for the land and the people who live here. He is a proud husband, father and grandfather. Ted and his wife Barb have two sons, born-and-raised Yukoners who are involved in the community through sports, music and the outdoors.
Ted has been part of the volunteer community since he arrived here in 1992. Just six hours off the airplane, he was volunteering with the Rendezvous snowshoe cancan dancers. He continued to volunteer and participate with Yukon Rendezvous Society for many years.
He has also dedicated more than 30 years to the Kinsmen Club, an organization striving to assist those living with cystic fibrosis. His volunteer efforts have included fundraising for research as well as building parks, arenas and playgrounds. Additionally, he helped to organize and run a national convention for more than 600 participants from across Canada. He has also coached baseball and hockey.
Before coming to Yukon, Ted obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Wilfred Laurier University and managed the family clothing business. In 1992, he sold the family businesses and moved to Yukon to help set up Canadian Tire. He subsequently worked for Canada Post and held executive positions within the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Retiring from Canada Post in 2007, Ted worked with Superior Propane, the Yukon Liquor Corporation and also as a real estate agent with Century 21.
Ted’s combination of volunteer, recreational, government and private sector experience allow him to bring a broad range of experience and skills to government. He has problem solved from most sides of an issue, knows the value of collaboration, and is an enthusiastic and valuable member of the Yukon Liberal Caucus.
Over the past four years, he is particularly proud of his work involving:
- the development of the 10-year Renewable Electricity Plan with Minister Ranj Pillai,
- assisting with the regulations in the new Liquor Act,
- supporting community projects throughout Yukon with millions of dollars though the Community Development Fund (CDF).
Ted’s core values are honesty, integrity and cooperation – ideas that are consistent with those of the Yukon Liberals. A good idea is a good idea and Ted is committed to listening to his constituents’ and Yukoners’ ideas to improve how our territorial government operates.
Ted was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 2016. He was elected the Deputy Chair of Committee of the Whole in 2017.
Ted is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges, the Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments and the Standing Committee on Appointments to Major Government Boards and Committees.
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