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Horne parachutes into downtown riding

After losing her party's election nomination for her current riding, Justice Minister Marian Horne has been nominated as the Yukon Party candidate for Whitehorse Centre.

By Whitehorse Star on August 25, 2011

After losing her party's election nomination for her current riding, Justice Minister Marian Horne has been nominated as the Yukon Party candidate for Whitehorse Centre.

That will put her against NDP Leader Elizabeth Hanson, who handily won the riding in a December 2010 byelection.

"For me, being an MLA is very challenging and also very rewarding,” Horne said today.

"I enjoy helping Yukoners achieve a better quality of life. I find it very fulfilling to go home at the end of the day knowing I helped someone. I have a proven track record of making Yukon a better place to live and raise our families.”

Horne has represented Pelly-Nisutlin since 2006, but Stacey Hassard was nominated to represent the Yukon Party in that riding for the upcoming election.

Horne, also the minister responsible for the Women's Directorate, plans to continue her work while representing the constituents of Whitehorse Centre.

"Premier (Darrell) Pasloski and I have spoken many times about our vision for the future,” said Horne.

"I believe his values are the same as mine, especially the importance he places on his family and his commitment to a fair and equitable government.

"I want to be a part of the Yukon Party team as we offer Yukon the best choice going forward. I will represent this riding effectively, and can play an important role in addressing the issues in the riding.”

Horne succeeds Lana Putnam, the previous candidate for Whitehorse Centre who recently withdrew for personal reasons. The acclamation completes the roster of 19 Yukon Party candidates.

"Our government has made significant advances in our health care, seniors' housing, low-income housing, services for victims of crime, FASD, and correctional reform,” Horne said.

"This work is ongoing, and I want to see it through to completion. I will continue to focus on promoting healthy women as they are essential to healthy families, healthy communities and a healthy Yukon.”

Speaking with reporters this morning, Hanson called Horne "an able woman.

"She's served people for the last term. I'm a bit surprised that she's running in Whitehorse Centre. It's unusual to parachute for a totally different geographic region of the territory....

"I have no insight into her reasons for choosing to run in Whitehorse Centre.”

Comments (9)

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Josey Wales on Aug 29, 2011 at 1:50 am

Hmmm? If there ever was a more obvious case of "trough feeding" or "securing pension entitlements"....I have yet to see one.

Very good chance the entitlement Queen here, will have heaps of time this fall.

To properly park & have her hair done....

Another broom tossed into the downtown race for the trough? Are there ANY photos of her or Liz smiling...anywhere?

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YukonMax on Aug 27, 2011 at 5:22 am

Well, Horn didn't perform well at all in the redition of her duties as an MLA.

Hanson keeps talking,(and can she ever talk that woman) about the short comings of the other parties, what they did wrong or what they didn't do,yet she never, ever says what she would do differently.

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Richard on Aug 26, 2011 at 4:49 am

This woman seems unable to take the hint that nobody wants her around.

Pulling the race and gender cards when she got submarined in Pelly/Nisutin hardly seem desperate now compared to this move.

Marian, let me spell it out for you: You will not be an MLA after this election, I suggest shopping your resume around town.

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Thomas Brewer on Aug 26, 2011 at 1:29 am

Someone is desperate to not lose the feeding trough that a sitting MLA enjoys.

Too bad they also don't get handicapped parking privileges.

There's no mention of a third candidate for this riding... surely voters have more than a bad and worse option.

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horn out on Aug 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Looks like the YP just parachuted Horne under the Hanson street bus.

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Francias Pillman on Aug 25, 2011 at 9:00 am

Even though I despise the NDP, I hope Liz wins against Horne. She babbles on about all she has done, but in reality her track record proves she is nothing but a hardcore feminist.

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snowcanoe on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:36 am

Holy smokes ..who would allow this strange nomination to go forward? Ms Horne must have called in a lot of favours to land this one..

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Johnny Wintertime on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

Just when you think this story couldn't get any more sad and pathetic.

Perhaps we should just give Marian her pension for the attempt? Maybe someone could throw her a job? Anyone?

Q. What's worse than a sense of entitlement? A. The smell of desperation.

So sad.

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Cheryl on Aug 25, 2011 at 7:51 am

So close to that pension eh Marian?

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