Maurice Byblow is confirmed dead at the age of 73.
Maurice was best known as a Canadian politician.
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RT @yukonassembly: The Yukon Legislative Assembly and its staff are saddened to hear of the recent passing of former MLA Maurice Byblo…
RT @yukonassembly: The Yukon Legislative Assembly and its staff are saddened to hear of the recent passing of former MLA Maurice Byblo…
RT @yukonassembly: The Yukon Legislative Assembly and its staff are saddened to hear of the recent passing of former MLA Maurice Byblo…
The Yukon Legislative Assembly and its staff are saddened to hear of the recent passing of former MLA Maurice Byblo…
Maurice Byblow
MLA for Faro
In office
1978–1985
Preceded byfirst member
Succeeded byJim McLachlan
MLA for Faro
In office
1989–1992
Preceded byJim McLachlan
Succeeded byTrevor Harding
Personal details
Born
Maurice John Byblow

(1946-06-23)June 23, 1946
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
DiedFebruary 11, 2020(2020-02-11) (aged 73)
Yukon, Canada
Political partyIndependent → New Democratic Party
ResidenceFaro, Yukon
Occupationteacher, municipal councillor
Maurice John Byblow (June 23, 1946 – February 11, 2020) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Faro in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 1978 to 1985 and from 1989 to 1996.
Originally elected as an independent, Byblow joined the Yukon New Democratic Party caucus on September 16, 1981. He retired in 1985, and was succeeded by Jim McLachlan. He was re-elected to the legislature in the 1989 election, and served until 1992. He later served as an executive assistant to NDP leader Piers McDonald, and both were implicated in a conflict of interest scandal, although both McDonald and Byblow were eventually cleared.
After retiring from politics, Byblow purchased the Capital Hotel in downtown Whitehorse in 1997, and worked as a hotelier until selling the hotel in early 2008. Byblow died on February 11, 2020.
Electoral record
1978 Yukon general election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±
 
Independent
Maurice Byblow
361
60.1%
 
NDP
Stuart McCall
231
38.9%
Total
594
100.0%
1982 Yukon general election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±
 
NDP
Maurice Byblow
357
49.3%
+10.4%
Progressive Conservative
Doris Gates
205
28.3%
+28.3%
 
Liberal
Wayne Peace
160
22.1%
+22.1%
Total
724
100.0%
1989 Yukon general election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±
 
NDP
Maurice Byblow
194
42.8%
+9.3%
 
Liberal
Jim McLachlan
168
37.1%
-2.2%
Progressive Conservative
Mel Smith
90
19.9%
-7.0%
Total
453
100.0%
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