Larry Bagnell served as Yukon’s representative in the House of Commons between 2000 and 2011. After losing the election in 2011 he was reelected in 2015 and has been named the chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
Bagnell has been recognized in the past as Canada’s best constituency MP and the hardest working MP by his peers in the House of Commons. Under the previous Liberal government Bagnell served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs and to the Minister of Natural Resources. He also sat as a member of the Standing Committees on Transport, Defence, Industry, Veterans Affairs, Justice and Human Rights and Aboriginal Affairs.
While working in Yukon, Bagnell traveled to Washington with the Gwitchin. He has also been involved in negotiations of four land claim and self-government agreements.
Before running for election, Bagnell was a public servant in the federal government. He retired after serving as Director for the Yukon at Industry Canada. In that role he managed a variety of programs on economic development, tourism and trade, science and technology and small business.
Bagnell earned a reputation as a tireless advocate during his time as Executive Director of the Association of Yukon Communities.
Before he was elected as the territory’s MP, Bagnell was awarded the City of Whitehorse Volunteer of the Year Award for his work with the United Way, Yukon Learn and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.
Bagnell is married and has two young children.