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SPECTRUM OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS – ‘It’s the first time in seven campaigns I have so many things that are exciting to talk about in our record,’ says Larry Bagnell, the territory’s Liberal incumbent.

Post-2015 achievements are plentiful: Bagnell

Larry Bagnell, the Yukon’s Liberal member of Parliament,

By Gabrielle Plonka on October 18, 2019

Ed. note: here, the Star presents profiles of the territory’s five federal election candidates in alphabetical order. All five candidates’ profiles are available for free to view.

Larry Bagnell, the Yukon’s Liberal member of Parliament, hopes to win a fifth term representing the Yukon on a platform of tax reductions, affordability, infrastructure investments, First Nations independence and climate action.

Bagnell, 69, hopes Yukoners will reflect on his party’s successes in the last four years when they cast their vote on Monday.

“Things are so good, and we want to make sure we can keep going,” Bagnell told the Star.

He told Yukoners at several forums this month that his lifelong dedication to poverty reduction has continued to drive him as a public servant.

In a September interview with the Star, Bagnell said he believes his party has delivered more to Yukoners than any previous government, and sees strength in the party and party head Justin Trudeau’s leadership.

“It’s the first time in seven campaigns I have so many things that are exciting to talk about in our record,” Bagnell said.

He described expansion of renewable energy and solar projects in the territory, child care agreements, Yukon College’s new science building, help for low-income seniors and progress with Yukon First Nations.

Still, Bagnell told voters he puts Yukoners before the party and has, in the past, voted against the Liberal government on issues he thinks are important to the territory.

Bagnell and his party have committed to ensuring middle-class Canadians are tax-free on the first $15,000 they earn, a plan he says would save the average family nearly $600 in taxes annually.

He also plans to move forward on the Northern Resident Deduction to provide Yukoners with a minimum of $1,200 in deductible travel costs.

To address climate change, Bagnell hopes to help Yukoners retrofit their homes through the introduction of interest-free loans up to $40,000.

As part of his platform of affordability, he has committed to working with telecom companies to lower the cost of cell phone services by 25 per cent over four years. 

His party has pledged to create 250,000 additional before- and after-school spaces for kids under the age of 10 and lower childcare fees by 10 per cent country-wide.

For the benefit of seniors, Bagnell and the Liberals promise to increase Old Age Security by 10 per cent once Canadians turn 75 and increase Canadian Pension Plan survivor benefits by 25 per cent.

To help First Nations communities grow, Bagnell would address major infrastructure needs, including housing, roads, high-speed Internet, health facilities and treatment centres by 2030.

He said his party is excited to launch the Indigenous Program in Arctic Bay by 2018 and wants to continue working with First Nations communities to protect the land.

Bagnell served as the Yukon’s MP from 2000 to 2011 before being ousted by Conservative Ryan Leef in 2011. He won the seat back in 2015 with nearly 54 per cent of the vote.

During his time in office, Bagnell served as parliamentary secretary to the minister of Indian and Northern Affairs in 2003 and minister of Natural Resources in 2004.

His parliamentary committee experience includes work in the transport, defence, industry, veterans affairs, justice and human rights and aboriginal affairs sectors. He co-founded the Parliamentary Friends of Burma in 2006.

Locally, Bagnell has several years of public service under his belt.

He served as president of the Yukon United Way, Yukon Learn and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.

He currently chairs the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, Liaison Committee and vice-chairs the International Committee of Parliamentarians from all Arctic Nations.

Bagnell’s hobbies include fishing, canoeing and playing baseball with his kids.

At a recent forum, he noted that it can take a new MP several years to become familiar with the complex federal system, and he has developed close contacts in Ottawa, to the territory’s benefit.

“I know people know how much I’ve fought for the Yukon over the last 15 years,” Bagnell said. 

“I’ve worked very long hours, and I’ve tried to listen to everyone.”

Comments (48)

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Mick on Oct 24, 2019 at 2:59 pm

I gotta say. I'm really enjoying watching the rightwing snowflakes just froth at the mouth over this election.
June, Jose, Wilf et al. It's been a slice but time to pack up the whine machines for the next 3.5 years.

Maybe y'all can move to 'berta and rent out a foreclosed condo. Land of milk and honey, no?
Ta ta!

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Politico on Oct 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm

@Groucho d'North Oddly enough voting reform will make the politicians more accountable to the voters. Spreading the representatives around to more parties would force them to talk to each other and the electorate more and make them co-operate more. That's what we all want, right!

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Groucho d'North on Oct 24, 2019 at 10:51 am

You call electoral reform "fixing the system" where I view it as yet another opportunity to experiment with how our society can find an effective democracy, where everybody's vote counts. The problems are not so much how they get elected but more about having some influence on their performance AFTER they have been elected.
There will always be winners and losers in the selection of a representative government. I would much rather all the time and energy be focused on amending our governance system so that the electorate has a greater voice in determining the nation's agenda rather than the interpretive mandate system we now have. Trueau demonstrated this during his post-results speech where he said, words to the effect of "Canadians have given us a clear mandate..." When in reality he was given a very clear rebuke which seems his advisors told him of after his gaff about winning a mandate.
Drunk with power, especially in a majority situation when the elected party can do whatever it wants. The electorate needs to hold the hammer for when a government gets out of control and drives us into debt similar to how the Trudeal Liberals did, or how they may influence profound changes to our country by applying their majority in the passing of bills and amending statutes.
Let's focus not so much on who and how they get elected, but rather on what they can and cannot do while in power. That will serve us better into the future.

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to office." Aesop 550 BC demonstrates this is not a new problem.

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Politico on Oct 23, 2019 at 8:40 pm

@drum. Jonas is a political hack from the druggist days. You want new blood, then vote for some one new and fresh. Not recycling.

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martin on Oct 23, 2019 at 5:20 pm

It is beyond me how E. May; J Singh and JT haven't resigned yet. They are the "Three Amigos" (Translation: "amigo" means "losers")
May should realise by now that Canada does NOT want green. All the momentum Greta Thunberg brought from Europe and she wasn't able to capitalise?

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Josey Wales on Oct 23, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Hey brain not running....yes off their meds indeed.
That and serious cognitive dissonance got the himbo back to the trough.
....back to the kitchen now BnR nnnnnkay.

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drum on Oct 23, 2019 at 3:59 pm

We need Jonas, a young, dynamic, intelligent, politically savvy person to be representing us in Ottawa, not an old tired man who does not know what the future of the Yukon needs. The people of the Yukon have made a terrible mistake.

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BnR on Oct 23, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Some folks are off their meds I see....

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Obi on Oct 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Re the election.
I'll tell you what frosts my cookies!

Th Bloc Quebecois should be outlawed, as they are not a national party. I think only national parties should be allowed to run in a Federal election.
Only in Canada would we allow a party to run, who's main desire is to separate from the country. But no, we pay them good salaries, and then give them a huge pension for the privilege of putting up with them.
Quebec has 22 percent of our population but has 24 percent of the seats in our Canadian Government.
Quebec gets 11 billion dollars in transfer payments, when the next closest province, Manitoba gets 1.8 Billion.

Its about time Ottawa seriously considers the re arrangement of proper representation in this country.
Perhaps our fearless MP Larry, wouldn't mind bringing this up in the house of commons, when he gets a chance. Don't hold your breath.....

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Politico on Oct 23, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Groucho d'North Really funny the Conservatives didn't seem to be interested in electoral reform and wanted to keep the FPTP system until it bit from behind. Maybe next time there's a chance to fix the system they might be a little more enthusiastic.

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Juniper Jackson on Oct 23, 2019 at 8:06 am

I posted about Trudeau, not because he is a Liberal, but because he is a very bad man. Maybe no one even read what I posted. Well, we will see how happy you care come tax time, unless Scheer manages to stop it.

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Jack on Oct 23, 2019 at 12:56 am

Time to hang up the skates and let a younger more energetic person do this important job for Yukoners. Larry looks so worn out and run down in that photo.

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jawdropper on Oct 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Looks like he needs a face lift. On the other hand the hang dog look could be next years political new look. Interesting vote demographics, Is it center left or center right the top two majority voters?

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Anonymous on Oct 22, 2019 at 7:02 pm

I honestly have to ask, how old are some of the commenters? To me it sounds like elementary students bickering. Grow up and actually comment on real issues rather than name calling and put downs.

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Groucho d'North on Oct 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

The Bloc happened - weren't you paying attention?
There were more than two teams on the ice and the fans were a little pre-occupied by some of the also-rans.
The Conservatives did win the popular vote and picked up more seats whereas the Liberals lost a bunch.

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Josey Wales on Oct 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Hey dougie....what happened you ask?
Precisely what happens when cognitive dissonance is more fashionable than gender dysphoria, each region of our country had a Trojan camel (s) delivered to it, forty years of public school indoctrinators, and more importantly....
Folks as I who lost faith in team blue, or liberal lites as I say.
Seems folks are in a race to the drain, not a race I wish to participate in.

Hope you can pay the bills with inclusion, Diversity for the sake of it...
And all that cultural enrichment keeps you warm when that evil Alberta oil should not...apparently....says many idiots.
Actually the cultural enrichment will keep us warm, as burning it all down will create hot spots everywhere not to tend.
Just like the malfeasant current practice of not... Hence the himbo even having relevance unfortunately politicly.
...is in my view dougie, “what happened “

Enjoy the fires, learn a few new languages and keep dancing aaaaalll the way into the cattle cars.
Your handlers are counting on it.
Where is Joe Vogal when ya need him?

Dougie to ya ever feel like a circus seal getting tossed a fish when you act all submissive and obedient like with state actors?

Seems we have heaps of clapping seals eating all the “free fish” just for falling in line, all the while forgetting where they came from.
Prime minister super dark brownface, tossing fish in their mouth just takes you outta your element and on the beach fat and happy and very very vulnerable to predators dressing up to fool...as a fool does.
I can accept we elected an idiot to a minority government, pun hopefully not wasted...as that is how the process works.

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Obi on Oct 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

Hey Liberal Minority,
No hard feelings...
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Canadians. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity, but then we elected them.
Your Prime Minstrel, has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.....

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Dougie on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Hey June, Josey and the rest of the "Garbage Gallery"! What happened?
Bwahaha! Bwahahahaha! Bwahahahahahaha!

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Liberal Minority! :) on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:44 am

Dear obi, wilfy, davey et all neo cons, sorry the rest of Canada didn't share your vision. If there were three people walking down the street, know that two of them do not support neo con values, good god I can't even call them values. You losers are lucky the left splits their vote three sometimes four ways, if they didn't you guys would be so irrelevant.

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Obi on Oct 22, 2019 at 10:11 am

Canadians have fallen for the, shallow, hypocrite again.
Say hello to the new Republic of Alberta. "Vive L'Alberta Libre"

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Ben on Oct 22, 2019 at 8:46 am

Larry does it again, congrats Larry! Imagine if the Left was as united as the Right, progressive voters would have won by a landslide! Regressive voters sure are loud and in your face though.

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Anonymous on Oct 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm

I just find it very interesting that Larry did not want to come to my neighbourhood to campaign. He was all around Whitehorse according to my neighbours and friends. However, he chose not to come to where I live........ Interesting!

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JC on Oct 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Wilf, it doesn't matter. Liberal, NDP, Green. The Yukon and Canada are screwed anyway. Past the point of no return. I remember JTs father PET began the insanity in 1968. Canada is too geographically large to remain a country and be governed in a little hick town Ottawa. Canada has to separate. If JT gets in again, I can see the breakup. I spent a month in Vancouver recently. Hardly heard a word of English. if I was a young man today, I would be looking for a country of refuge.

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JC on Oct 21, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Snowman, I see you have coffee with Bagnall every morning when he is in town. He's got you believing his Liberal lies. And oh, and as for greed and denial, it's all Liberal and it's not over a cliff, it's over Grey mountain. And you were right - fast. Talk to me in 4 years. And you and your kids if you have any, have fun paying off JTs enormous and growing national debt. It won't be coming out of my pocket.

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Wilf Carter on Oct 21, 2019 at 6:50 am

Yukoners if you vote NDP we are really done for.

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Wilf Carter on Oct 21, 2019 at 6:48 am

Yukoners have you got your carbon tax rebate check that was promoted in May that we receive in October? Why will Yukon Government not put out how much carbon tax they have collected from Yukoners??!!

Why does the Yukon government not supply residents with how much carbon tax is on gasoline per liter per grade and on home heating fuel??!!

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Juniper Jackson on Oct 20, 2019 at 11:46 pm

Snowman: Liberals don't believe anything.. okies.. so.. you questioned surplus, where's your proof? Why.. my goodness.. here it is..728,000 more pages to choose from https://www.conservative.ca/cpc/confirmed-again-conservatives-left-a-surplus/

You mentioned unity? Trudeau himself said he regretted loss of unity under his watch, but.. https://www.spencerfernando.com/2019/08/08/surprise-internal-government-report-contradicts-trudeaus-diversity-rhetoric-says-focus-needs-to-be-on-social-cohesion-shared-values/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-canada-has-a-national-unity-crisis-we-just-dont-know-it/ I forgot to look at number..but you can.. just google does Canada have a unity crisis?

Jason Kenny is talking separation, but not if people don't vote Liberal.. if whatever party gets into power doesn't start talking jobs and pipelines for Canada. You should read up on that.

You mentioned debt as well.. Trudeau has created the largest debt since confederation.. https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/examining-federal-debt-in-canada-by-prime-minister-since-confederation-2019 https://torontosun.com/news/national/goldstein-trudeau-hiked-canadas-per-person-debt-at-record-pace Federally and provincially, Canada is in debt to the tune of 1.5 TRILLION dollars. Our per person debt is 5.6%.. Canada is paying 1 billion dollars a month in interest. Ontario ALONE is 375 billion in the hole.. In 2017 Canadians Paid A Record $42 Billion In Interest To Service Their Mortgages In 2017 https://betterdwelling.com/canadians-paid-a-record-42-billion-in-interest-to-service-their-mortgages-in-2017/ As for climate change.. Liberals have to buy into that don't they?

Snowman..I am really surprised anyone would post as much as you did without a shred of documentation to support your comments.

I've already said all I'm going to say about Trudeau...but as you said.. God help us.. If we have another 4 years of reckless spending and people pouring into the country without money, a place to live, a winter coat, a skill, or a job, of the corruption in our government.. God will have to help us.. He seems to be the end of the line for help these days.

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Obi on Oct 20, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Hey Larry! You said;
“Things are so good, and we want to make sure we can keep it going”.
The only people who are allowed to use “we”, are kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms.

I suggest you see a Doctor immediately.

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Obi on Oct 20, 2019 at 6:28 pm

No pipeline?
Vive l’Alberta Libre.!

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Jack Micner on Oct 20, 2019 at 3:18 pm

I cannot get past the SNC Lavelin scandal and the firing of Ms Wilson-Raybould. I can never again bring myself to even consider voting Liberal. It’s a tragedy for Canadian First Nations and for the country because of the usurping of the authority of the (independent by law) Attorney General. To me, it’s egregious. I just cannot listen to Trudeau nor any other Liberal candidate.

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Sarah on Oct 20, 2019 at 11:42 am

Your major accomplishment has been to make it easier for Lenore to win. If that conservative guy wasn’t connected to that messed up Yukon party crowd he may have had a chance but we all remember that crowd. Door is wide open and we all know who’s going to win.

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Snowman on Oct 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm

@JC What alternate reality are you living in? There is much less poverty in Canada since the Liberals came in, not more. Show us the numbers you have to back that up. As for unity, no - the conservatives are currently playing footsie with the separatist Bloc Party in Quebec and also with Jason Kenney who is threatening the east with separation unless everyone votes conservative. They are trying to blackmail Canadians.
As for debt, no one added more debt than Harper and his henchmen. They most certainly did NOT leave a 25 billion surplus in 2015! Not even the most devout conservative would make such a ridiculous claim. It was 1.9 billion and this was achieved through a fire sale of assets like the GM shares. It was a fake surplus. Harper on the other hand inherited a $13 billion surplus in 2006 when he took power, and burned through it before the recession even hit!
Also, you talk about young people voting for their future, well nothing is more important than climate change right now, as you say, your generation doesn't have to worry about it - you'll be dead. But according to all rational science, we are quickly heading over a cliff due to collective greed and denial of what is happening. I hope people realize this and do not elect a Trump-like Conservative government on Monday. God help us all.

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drum on Oct 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

If your party is going to do so many good things for Canadians in the next four years - why did they not do them in the past four years!!!!!!!!

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Wilf Carter on Oct 19, 2019 at 8:28 am

Folks, I find Bagnell's comments interesting so let's review the real truth of what Bagnell has done in real terms:
> $9.6 million in housing over the last four years down from $18 million before from Conservatives!!
> Cut support for students by reducing what they can or parents can put as a deduction on their tax return, costing each family up to $3000 per year per child. In my case that would have been $6000.
> Infrastructure spending as Bagnell and liberals call it which is a public investment in the future of the Yukon which liberals do not understand. Cut from over $24 million a year under conservatives to less than $6 million a year
> Social spending cut by $32 million a year in things like women's shelter, new drug treatment center, senior housing, health care like hospitals, health centers in communities, Whistle bend $150 million for special care so seniors would have not been sent outside Yukon.
> Then we have vets which Bagnell supported the party position giving 240,000 vets no benefits or health care and then cut their health care all together again off loading costs onto provinces and territories. Bagnell supports the party not vets or Canadians as a whole, 25,000 vets live on the streets because of Trudeau and with Bagnell support.
> Trudeau leadership and track record: Yukoners this is just something to behold:
- small little deficit of $10 million at most but doubles it to $24 per year plus interest charges of $40 million for a total debt per year of $64 billion which we have to pay back, not Trudeau or Bagnell
- Trudeau and Bagnell do not tell the real facts on debt financing but play fast and lose with your money like it is theirs to do what they want with!!
- There are guns in Canada that are illegal coming in from the US but Trudeau and Bagnell refuse to do any thing about it. Trudeau and Bagnell want to make hunting guns illegal which is wrong and stupid as one elder told me. First Nations are not going to give up their guns!!
> Increase old age security when you have starved seniors over that last 4 years and gave them nothing and gave away billions to help other countries do better instead of Yukoners and Bagnell supported the party not Yukoners.
> Interest loan to retrofit your house to cut climate change which would make maybe 2% difference in carbon out put in Yukon if every one did it. That would mean all homes heated with green energy not wood or oil.
> Interesting factor is 60 to 70% of carbon created in Yukon is by transportation because of trucking everything. Minister of Community Service knows this and Bagnell also knows this because he been told a number of times but has to keep on with party lines
> lower cell phone rates I can't wait to see that!!
> Increase old age security at 75 years old and average for a man to live is 78 years old.
- Also at 75 years old you can't do things you would like at 65 years old why not increase it at 65 years old so Yukoners can enjoy it. No again follow party lines.
> Infrastructure for first nations. Trudeau and Bagnell know nothing about how to invest infrastructure money for the benefit of First Nations. Bagnell has done no infrastructure cost benefit analysis for First Nations infrastructure in Yukon just writing check make cost benefit sense!!!
Yukoners I have know Larry for over 30 years but he is way in over his head on this election is only be told what to do by Trudeau.
Trudeau is destroying this country one day at a time and does not give any interest in the west or north as he has made it clear many times.

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Josey Wales on Oct 19, 2019 at 7:47 am

Liberal dogma....
Feather ones nest well....check.
Pander to your favourite subjects of the parties design....check.
Lick the boot heels of the global power zealots....check.
Create chaos and its cousin uncertainty....check.
Divide and conquer....check.
Absolutely flood this first world with the third....double check.
Participation in the climate hysteria is essential....check.
Blind faith in our leader...duh...default check.
Dress up and dance....check.
Attend all photo ops, they very often have buffet....check.
Embrace the seventh century....check.

Yes Larry is right, post election liberal dogma achievements are plentiful.

Hopefully next week team Red will just be a poo stain on our history.
Here is to team Red being politicly irrelevant, with any hope.

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shocked on Oct 19, 2019 at 12:27 am

Do folks have Stockholm Syndrome or is it all just fake news? How does anyone still support these clowns that have destroyed Canada in the last 4 years? Carbon tax, handouts to terrorist, no respect for veterans, ethics violations. I'm shocked he still gets any attention. Must be the hundreds of millions in handouts to the media.

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Obi on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:50 pm

Don’t argue with Larry!
Never argue with stupid people, they will just drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience.....

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drum on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

Ha Ha time to retire - you have had four years and have driven the country in to debt for years to come.

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Moose on Oct 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm

I really hope Larry and the Liberals win. There has been a ton of investment in the Yukon that will likely be cut if the Conservatives get in and implement their 53 billion in cuts. Local contractors, especially road workers, better be aware of a big reduction in work coming. The ironic thing is that even with all the cuts, conservatives say they won't balance the budget during their entire term in office (4 years)!

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Moose on Oct 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm

@Michael - Nice try. You are a conservative trying to pretend the Liberals will bring in more gun restrictions. It's been 20 years since you folks have been screaming that our guns would be confiscated. Well guess what? I still have mine! Pretty sure they are legal as well - haha

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Guncache on Oct 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm

Playing baseball with his kids. Well maybe when his separated wife lets him. When his pal Trudeau Jr expelled Wilson Raybould and Jane Philpott, Bagnell applauded the decision and lead a standing ovation celebrating their removal. Bagnell is OK with breaking the Conflict of Interest Act. Larry does not support law abiding gun owners in the Yukon.

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JC on Oct 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Larry, please don't take this the wrong way, but, I use to see you every morning in timies when you were in town and I do believe your nose is getting longer.

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JC on Oct 18, 2019 at 6:25 pm

Every one of those promises he mentioned were promised in 2015 and broken. Now, he wants to have a second chance at it. There is more poverty in Yukon and Canada than when Trudeau was elected. Now, let's talk about unity. His boss admitted that he failed to create unity within Canada. For a man in my 70's I can truthfully tell everyone younger than me, I have never seen such disunity and dysfunction in Canada in all my years. I will not lie nor exaggerate, it all started when JTs father became PM.
Now, I will also say with truth and honesty, I have swung between Liberal to Conservative over the years voting for both parties depending on the Federal and local leaders, but I always noted, the Conservatives have a much better record of creating unity in Canada than the Liberals. Take this message with you on Monday when you go to the polls. Young people, this is your country now. Remember the horrendous debt and deficit the Liberals have caused you. You will have to pay it off, not me and my generation. Please don't blame my generation for it. It was the Liberals that gave it to you. When the Conservatives lost the election in 2015, they left a surplus of about 25 billion dollars. Trudeau spent that up in the first 3 months of his administration and left you with a 40 billion dollar deficit and a least another 100 billion dollar debt on top of what was in 2015. He promises to increase that if elected again. And of course, Larry Bagnell will support that, because all he does is vote for the party line. Please consider that on Monday. I reciprocate, this is your future now young people, not mine and my generation. Vote wisely.

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Groucho d'North on Oct 18, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Hmmmm, I too have a list of topics the Liberals are responsible for since assuming power in 2015. A few of the most egregious include:
M-103 – an effort to silence free speech in Canada
$10 million payout to a terrorist and another situation where Trudeau interfered with the Justice system by making unilateral decisions on a judicial matter.
The federal escalator tax on beer which will increase each April 1st.
The childish giant rubber duck and the skating rink abuses of our tax dollars.
Rolling over in the NAFTA negotiations. Trump wrote a book called the Art of the Deal (1987) I wonder if any Liberal cabinet members have read it?
The carbon tax of course. And hey - I recall the rebates would be issued in October. Has anybody received one yet?
I also recall Larry absented himself on votes that would not sit well back here at home. You can check how he voted on various bills at https://openparliament.ca/.
Yes, I have more but I believe the silent majority of voters have their own most memorable issues with the federal Liberal government as well. Come Monday we’ll see who remembers what.
And to be clear, I have nothing against Larry, he just works on the wrong team.

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Michael Miller on Oct 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Will be close race but Larry has worked hard and will be reelected.
I like many Yukoners support more gun restrictions.

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Tater on Oct 18, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Sure Larry, but who the hedoublehockey sticks is going to pay for this stuff.
I'd like to know how you think we should explain the massive debt being left to our children and grandchildren.

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Well that's a lie on Oct 18, 2019 at 3:40 pm

"Still, Bagnell told voters he puts Yukoners before the party and has, in the past, voted against the Liberal government on issues he thinks are important to the territory."

That's a pretty big lie Larry! You have never voted against the Liberals and stood up for Yukoners.

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Freedom for My People! on Oct 18, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Hey Larry - There is a typo in the headline. It should read: Post-2015 Deceivements are Plentiful...

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