Despite the goldrush territory’s significant conservative base, the Liberals have held it for most of this century. In 2019, Larry Bagnell, the long-time Liberal MP, defeat Conservative Jonas Smith by only 153 votes. Bagnell retired and Smith looked to be in the poll position. But the Liberals have nominated Brendan Hanley, who was the Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health through the COVID crisis, and the Conservatives banned Smith from running due to his opposition to mandatory vaccines. Will the Conservatives snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, or will their last minute candidate win anyway?