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SEEKING ANOTHER TERM – For the second time, Kevin Barr will be the Yukon NDP’s candidate in Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes after being acclaimed over the weekend.

MLA acclaimed as Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes candidate

About 80 Yukoners came out to a “Kevin Barr-B-Q” (so named by four-year-old Maddie) over the weekend to officially acclaim Kevin Barr as the Yukon NDP’s candidate in Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes for the coming territorial election.

By Whitehorse Star on April 25, 2016

About 80 Yukoners came out to a “Kevin Barr-B-Q” (so named by four-year-old Maddie) over the weekend to officially acclaim Kevin Barr as the Yukon NDP’s candidate in Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes for the coming territorial election.

“It has been a tremendous honour to work with, and represent, the residents of Mount Lorne, Carcross, Tagish and Marsh Lake,” Barr said in a statement.

“We have come together to protect our environment, advocate for greater tourism opportunities, and to speak with one voice about our communities’ needs.”

Barr, a Juno Award-nominated musician who lives on Crag Lake near Carcross, says his hallmark is his drive and commitment to working with constituents to solve local issues.

He has served as the official Opposition critic for Community Services, Tourism and Culture and the Yukon Liquor Corp.

His motion to make National Aboriginal Day a statutory holiday was passed unanimously by the legislature last year. The government said this month it’s continuing to consult on the isssue.

“Kevin is one of the best constituency MLAs I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know,” said Tagish resident Boyd Pyper.

“He works tirelessly to get results at the local level: civic addressing, 911 coverage, road improvements, better signage for tourism, CBC coverage.

“When constituents aren’t getting answers from the government on any issue, they know Kevin will listen and go to bat for them.”

“Kevin is a good candidate because he knows the people of this riding,” said Marsh Lake resident Nicole Yurkoski.

“He’s ‘salt of the earth’; he knows the issues everyday people face. He’s no phony. He’s represented us well for five years and he deserves another round.”

The Yukon Party’s support for hydraulic fracturing and push to open up the Whitehorse Trough for oil and gas extraction ignited opposition throughout the communities in Barr’s riding, the MLA said in the release.

“Starting in Tagish, Yukoners stood up and said no to oil and gas,” the release said.

“Kevin has been our voice in the legislature to say no fracking and despoiling our environment,” said riding resident Mary Ann Lewis.

“I know where he stands.”

The Liberals’ candidate in Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes is former city councillor John Streicker.

No candidate has been announced for the Yukon Party.

Comments (2)

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What is this candidates plan for the economy? on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Show us the plan for job creation. Nothing over the last five years.

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Ester W on Apr 25, 2016 at 7:56 pm

" “Starting in Tagish, Yukoners stood up and said no to oil and gas,” the release said.

Please take credit for what you do, not what you imagine. Sheesh the nerve.

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