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IDEAS FOR ALL – Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon releases his party’s full election campaign platform on Wednesday at The Woodcutters Blanket in downtown Whitehorse.

‘Yukoners are looking for clear leadership’

When it comes to election platforms, what you’ve seen is what you get with the Yukon Party.

By Tim Giilck on April 1, 2021

When it comes to election platforms, what you’ve seen is what you get with the Yukon Party.

On Wednesday, the YP became the last of the parties to announce its campaign platform for the April 12 territorial election. The party chose The Woodcutters Blanket on Second Avenue as the venue to help highlight that small businesses need support.

“The Yukon Party is committing to Action for a Change,” party leader Currie Dixon said at the announcement.

He said Action for a Change is the party’s visionary platform document for the success of the territory, focusing on Economic Recovery, Supporting Yukon Families, and Safe and Growing Communities.

“This election is about who you trust to lead the territory through the economic recovery and into a prosperous future and who you trust to be decisive,” Dixon added. “We can’t wait another four years for decisive leadership.”

Dixon said the Liberals government has spent too much time dithering instead of making decisions, and conducting studies instead of carrying out promises.

“Our Action Plan sets out a vision to not only get the territory through to a safe reopening but also to set the territory on a path to success for many years to come,” said Dixon.

“We know better is possible, and we are ready to deliver for Yukoners, to make their lives more affordable, and ensure we leave the territory better than we found it.”

The party’s Action for a Change platform promises the construction of a Whitehorse-based liquid natural gas plant to reduce the territory’s reliance on diesel generators.

The party has been heavily critical of the money the government spends leasing diesel generators to ensure there’s enough power for the territory’s long, cold winters.

The platform contains a range of specific actions, almost all of which have been previously announced. The party promises to:

• Work with public health professionals to provide a plan for a safe reopening.

• Introduce supports for business through to recovery, including cutting red tape, encouraging economic diversification, creating new private sector opportunities, and bolstering the Yukon’s tourism industry.

• Address energy and climate change, making record investments in green energy, and ending the practice of renting diesel generators.

• Provide support to Yukoners all the way from birth to post-secondary. With specific actions for healthy beginnings, enhancing early learning and childcare with a universal benefit that leaves no children behind, improvements to K to 12 and First Nations education, and post-secondary initiatives.

• Expansion of health and wellness, and mental wellness initiatives.

• Make life more affordable by freezing power rates.

• Address housing and land development, investing in the Yukon’s communities, and creating safe communities.

“I invite all Yukoners to read our Action Plan,” Dixon said. “I know Yukoners are looking for clear leadership and clear direction as we look to recover from the pandemic, and to create a bright future for the next generation.”

The Yukon NDP didn’t waste any time in criticizing the platform.

The platform says the party will “review the size and purpose of the Yukon government’s involvement in the housing sector,” NDP Leader Kate White said.

“They also said they would review Yukon Housing’s role in rural communities.

“There were 369 on the waitlist for Yukon Housing as of January 2021,” she added.

“People are struggling right now to find an affordable place to live. Anytime I see the words ‘review government involvement’ from a conservative party, I get worried about what that’s going to mean for people,” White said.

“We know that conservative parties, like the Yukon Party, make cuts. That’s not what people need right now – especially when it comes to housing. If cuts are what the Yukon Party is planning, they need to be clear with people up front.”

The Yukon Party’s platform can be read on its website: http://www.yukonparty.ca.

See election letters and commentaries.

Comments (63)

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Rolf on Apr 8, 2021 at 3:40 am

All of the leaders seem well informed and quite intelligent except Currie Dixon.
He fails to answer reporters questions and won't attend debates maybe for good reason. What does he think of Brad Cathers getting almost 1/2 a million dollars fuel allowance over 20 years driving into work from Lake Labarge twenty minutes away?
The stench of corruption encompasses the Yukon Party and permeates the Legislature throughout history. Like a rancid stain on a mildewed mattress that should have gone to the landfill the Yukon Party presents Yukoners with a choice for more of the same.

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Atom on Apr 7, 2021 at 6:07 pm

A bar is a bar like all bars it will be or not...no political party will save a bar.
Though this bar is hoping the old cronies of the YP will slide them a little love...you know, for Dad.
Been there. Expensive, pretentious, Yukon Party traits.

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Observer. on Apr 7, 2021 at 5:37 pm

Dear Mr. Grouch, ha ha, I think if there is any chance of anyone getting the ole blood pressure pumping it is you old grouchy cons, why do you think I do this?

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Groucho d'North on Apr 7, 2021 at 3:01 pm

Your desperation to grind others down is becoming quite noticeable. Perhaps you should consider a time out- say until April 13th? Hopefully you don’t have any blood pressure issues to deal with because these debates are not worth causing any self-harm.

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Al on Apr 7, 2021 at 1:46 pm

Wow, your sense of entitlement is really quite nauseous to say the least. For one who says "the family comes first" you are truly one of the many "takers" in our society that love the free ride at someone else's expense. You want to make ends meet? First, stop the frivolous spending on designer beers. Additionally, get a second job! The only thing in this world that you are entitled to - is the air to breath. Everything after that you need to "earn".

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@TBW - Spoiled Brat - DUMB on Apr 6, 2021 at 8:31 pm

Thanks for your absolutely wonderful and highly hypocritical snowflake response. What we have established by way of our anonymous banter is that you have an affinity for drinking high quality, high cost beer. What we have also managed to establish by your own admission is that you live in the Mt. Sima area, which means that you live in one of the most desirable, and costly areas of Whitehorse. You poor little snowflake! It makes total sense to me now, how dare someone vote for the Yukon Party because if I lose that extra $400 a month by going from a Liberal $1400 to a YP $1000, how could I possibly keep up my high cost beer drinking habits! Haha.

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Observer on Apr 6, 2021 at 7:06 pm

Jpe, you might fool some of the people some of the time, but you won't fool me. You have always voted con and you always will, which is fine, not sure why you would do that, but oh well.
Secondly when people on this site use words like' "we, us, lots, many", 9 times out of 10, they are embelishing when using those words, just something to think about.

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joe on Apr 6, 2021 at 2:02 pm

@ observer...nope, I voted lib last time...fool me once, never again. And I hear the same statement from a lot of people..

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Disappointed on Apr 6, 2021 at 6:30 am

I look for something profound, encouraging and hopeful to say to the Yukon Party leadership but all that is there is a deep hollow empty feeling.
Same ol, same ol. Deja vous all over again. Nothing new from the same tired contestants. A few new faces but then too few to mention.
"Our policy is whatever the Liberals is only just a little better"!

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Tyler on Apr 6, 2021 at 12:17 am

@Too Bad Woodcutters ...... folks on the left are often tolerant of the views of others so long as they align with their own. It's a shame that there isn't a little more 'live and let live' coming out of that progressive camp. It is that underlying attitude - even more than fiscal flippancy - which makes me leery of left of center leadership, and in essence it is the true opposite of the term 'progressive'.

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TBW on Apr 6, 2021 at 12:15 am

@Dumb - I am denouncing woodcutters because they have come out in support of a political party which is at almost complete odds with my values and will take away from my family's financial situation. I have two kids in daycare which is now subsidized by $1400 from YTG. If the Yukon Party gets in, that drops to $1000 a month and more importantly, there is nothing stopping the daycares from raising their rates to match the conservatives handout. So I'm sorry if Woodcutter's is trying to get a better deal on booze or something by schmoozing with the Yukon Party, but my values and family come first so I will likewise go for craft beer elsewhere. He could have just kept his politics to himself like most businesses in town so that they cater to people of all political stripes, so this was a conscious choice to pick a side. Sorry if that offends you. But like I said, there are plenty of Yukon Party old boys club members out there like yourself evidently, to make up any small bit of lost revenue, so why the temper tantrum? I'm sure the place will do just fine without me and my buddies as you so politely said.

As for NVD, kind of weird you bring them up but ok. I do enjoy lunch at the Goldrush from time to time. When it comes to beer specifically though I think I'll just spend more time at the new place Polarity and Winterlong which has a nice area up by Mt. Sima. It's actually much closer to home for me as well which helps. lol.

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Observer on Apr 5, 2021 at 6:48 pm

Joe you mean the same ones that voted YP last time, where did that get you?

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Lame on Apr 5, 2021 at 6:18 pm

If nothing else Currie, Wilf and Brad will have an wide open tab at that place. If you can’t win, might as well knock back a few cold ones while ignoring the massive addiction issues facing the Yukon.

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Joe on Apr 5, 2021 at 3:57 pm

@snowplow.... aka Mostyn...wow funny thing, the four in my house are voting yp, and so are my neighbours and most of my friends. Matter fact most people I speak to support yp. We've seen the true colours of these libs and were not going through that again.

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Groucho d'North on Apr 5, 2021 at 3:48 pm

I agree with Al. Ten days from now many will be on a diet of crow and will discount the will of the electorate as being flawed for a variety of reasons. Despite which team wins there will still be some of us who bitch and complain about the government of the day. In our modern world, we can't even agree on the goals to work towards, let alone the optimum methods to achieve these.

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Observer on Apr 5, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Oh Al, that was truly pathetic, if there is a party that is grasping it is the cons, they have suspect leader, a bunch of ol boys knawing at the bit to get back at the trough. Yukoners know what they are all about and it is disappointing that a fairly well thought out person like you supports them, fortunately the vast majority of Yukoners see through the Con lies.

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Ignominious Bastards on Apr 5, 2021 at 1:02 pm

Looking for ‘clear leadership’... No, CLEARLY we have had poor leadership. CLEARLY we have had leadership that seems bound and determined to destroy society with identity politics and cancel culture strategies!

CLEARLY - What we need is an educated and intelligent leadership that can divest itself from the relative, moralizing, emotionalism that has done significant damage in the guise of equity.

CLEARLY - What we have had and what ALL the parties are showing us to date is that our politicians have no CLEAR understanding of the ignominy that they burden us with!

What would send a CLEAR message about the poor leadership that enfeebles the collective is to not vote. Stay away from the polls. Do not legitimize their infantilizations... Send them a collective message from the collective: None of you are worthy and capable of governing wisely and therefore you cannot have legitimacy!

Now that would be CLARITY!

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Al on Apr 5, 2021 at 11:59 am

Sigh...Putting your party "out there" is what folks are more or less expected to do. It is one of the great things we have in a pluralistic and democratic society - the ability to freely offer our individual opinion. However, what I find quiet distasteful are folks who deliberately slander or attack a candidate, behaving like a bully. They think it is funny; but really it is disrespectful. One does not have to like a party, or a candidate, but stooping to the level of a street low life in name calling is not humorous in the least.

I see quite a number of writers (?) falling to this level - in this article and others during the campaign. What is more apparent as we come close to the end of this election is the "ramping up" of these attacks. I must say that the ones coming from those that support the Liberals is by far the worse than the other two parties. It almost appears they are doing so out of the realization that the party they support may not win.

...or, perhaps it is just the way folks who are Liberal supporters in general across Canada behave.

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Sheepchaser on Apr 5, 2021 at 11:31 am

The last gasp of the boozy old boys club. They want to get into power so badly, they’ve given up on conservative values entirely in favour of a culture war type appeal. It’s the opposite of what the working electorate is looking for. This is the Yukon Party’s last run.

Canadians have expressed it in media, polls and elections over and over: fiscal conservancy, social liberalism, environmental stewardship. Translation: balance the budget and keep government humble, let consenting adults do whatever they want to each other in privacy, and try not to break something that can’t be repaired in the process of making money.

Yet, what we get is a crop of loony toons who wouldn’t qualify for my staff. Said it before, will say it again: those who want to be politicians shouldn’t.

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Too Bad Woodcutters - DUMB on Apr 5, 2021 at 9:04 am

How predictable, another keyboard warrior perpetuating the idiotic cancel culture here in town… You’re going to publicly denounce James and his bar based solely on who he believes is best positioned to help the business that he has invested heavily in? Let's keep in mind that James doesn't get dental, medical, paid vacation, and pension like thousands of Government workers here in the Yukon. He's voting for the party that he thinks will set him, his family, and his business up for success in the long-term, and you're going to try and hurt his business because he associates with a different party for different reasons than you? That’s pretty lame.
Here’s an idea, why don’t you go support one of the many NVD owned bars/restaurants that you can bet are getting the majority of the Liberal Government’s small business bailout fund thanks to Ranj who used to work for NVD. Maybe after NVD finishes all their bar and restaurant renovations (weird how they can afford to do this while still getting bailed out) they’ll even have a craft beer selection that will give you a better place to go spend your smug and condescending dollars. I for one think it’s great that James has the balls to put his name on something in the public forum and let people know where he stands. Can’t speak for him, but based on your stupid comment that you just posted, I’m sure a snowflake like you won’t be missed.

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AddictionAnyone on Apr 5, 2021 at 8:18 am

Glad to see these buffoons announcing a platform in the 11th hour at a bar?!
Who exactly do they represent? What do they stand for? Who are they?

Why would you vote for Boy Blunder when he is releasing a platform in a bar?!

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Adam Smith on Apr 4, 2021 at 9:43 pm

The Yukon Party needs to realize that money doesn't grow on trees. How are they going to pay for their expensive promises? I expect this from the NDP but not them.

Right now they are promising to subsidize everyone's power bills for 2 years (which will benefit the largest consumers of electricity mostly and then the rates will just spring up again), implement a vast childcare policy that they say will cost $3 million more than what the Liberals are proposing (they say they will squeeze that 3 million of out Education's budget), they are starting up some new homebuyer subsidies, teacher supply subsidies, help to pay people's rent and the list goes on.

Its easy to see how these guys gave Yukon three quarters of its debt! If they don't slow down with all the free money promises, people will start confusing them with the NDP.

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Doug on Apr 4, 2021 at 1:38 pm

@more than a feeling...I am glad they took so long to elect a leader. They had Stacey working as their Interim Leader and he did a great job. That was one of the most effective Oppositions I have ever seen. Plus why elect a leader so early in the game when he doesn't have a seat until the election? I think the Yukon Party did right every step of the way in that regard!

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Suzie on Apr 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

Snowman - you and Moose are pathetic. When Liberal politicians and staff members hide behind stupid nicknames to bash the opposition, at least do it under a variety of names or you just look plain ignorant. We all know you are not just Joe Blow Public. And considering the icky crap attacks I have heard coming from a candidate at the door attacking Kate, you will NOT be getting my vote. Keep talking to people like you are their best friend and see where that will get you. Mostyn I'm talking to you. Or Moose? Snowman?

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Snow plow on Apr 4, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Well all four members of my household are going to vote Liberal today.

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Anon on Apr 4, 2021 at 9:33 am

Their recent flyer about child care is a joke. EVERYTHING on it has already been put in place by the Liberals, or is already funded through the Feds. There is nothing new whatsoever, and they are just piggy-backing on the success of a previous government.

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More than a Feeling on Apr 4, 2021 at 6:08 am

You know I want to trust and believe in these guys but something is gnawing at me keeping me awake in a haunting fashion. It's this little voice that says, " these guys took (3 and 1/2) three and one half years to elect a leader". Now suddenly they want me to trust that they're magically capable of running a whole government?

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Too Bad Woodcutters on Apr 4, 2021 at 12:38 am

As someone who enjoys craft beers, I usually ended up at Woodcutters a few times a month. However I'm also someone who strongly dislikes the Old Boys Club, Yukon Party. Now I will definitely be taking a very long break before ever setting foot in there again. I'll be making sure my progressive friends are aware of this as well. If you want to use your establishment as a prop for the Yukon Party, let them keep you afloat. After all, conservatives represent about a third of the population here, so you should be fine. Plus if they win the election, they will likely reward you handsomely so maybe your gamble will pay off.

Best of luck to you James.

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Wilf Carter on Apr 3, 2021 at 11:39 pm

When read the comments I find it very interesting.

Highest un-employment rate in Yukon history at only 1,600 receiving benefits and 8,800 looking for work in Yukon. These 8,800 get no support from Federals government and will have to leave the Yukon because of no benefits to support them and their kids. This will result in the major drop in housing prices in Yukon history over the last 35 years. People who think they are doing great will be in for a surprise when housing prices drop like a rock in a stream, which has taken place before in Yukon. Out of that 10,400 (32%) looking for jobs are not capability of training for any jobs in Yukon.

Yukon has the highest unemployment rate in Canada. Liberals do not employ or train Yukoners for government or private sector jobs but bring employees from other parts of Canada and around the world. Some of Yukon and Federal liberals failure to support Yukoners future in so many ways:

No Training for Yukoners to fill Yukon jobs public or private sector jobs.
No support or Yukon kids in school to fill Yukon jobs.
No public planning for infrastructure that helps our social domestics or economic future development so the private sector can grow to create wealth.

Than we have carbon tax that has driven our cost of living up by over 30% so our poor rate has gone from almost O to over 18% under the Yukon liberal government and going up every day.

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bonanzajoe on Apr 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

Nathan Living, still haven't had enough debt and deficit? Vote Liberal back in and you'll get more. Explain that to your children if you have any.

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bonanzajoe on Apr 3, 2021 at 8:54 pm

NDP scare me: You are absolutely right. I have been saying this for years, if the NDP gets in they will introduce a Territorial tax. I would say the equivalent of BC. And the tax won't be to pay down the debt and bring down the deficit, but to pay for all their ridiculous social programs. Beware of the what the Marxist NDP don't tell you in their election campaign, not what they tell you.

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bonanzajoe on Apr 3, 2021 at 8:46 pm

I have to make a slight correction. I said Trudeau took over a 25 billion dollar deficit from the Conservatives. Actually, it was a 25 billion surplus. Stephen Harper had a 25 billion dollar surplus when he left office. Justin Trudeau blew through that 25 billion dollar surplus in less than a year and started his massive 350 billion dollar deficit to date.
One other thing Justin Trudeau did that most Canadians don't know, he sold off every ounce of gold that Canada had. Today, Canada has nothing to back up its dollar. What do you make of that Larry Bagnell? Does that make you proud? You and all the Liberals responsible should be ashamed of yourself. Canada is officially broke. Think about that young Yukoners when you go to the polls in the next federal election.

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TheHammer on Apr 3, 2021 at 3:55 pm

The Old School tie looks like a red blue blend, "I'm a political man, I'm on the right, but I'm leaning leaning to the left."

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JC on Apr 3, 2021 at 11:55 am

I see a rack of booze.

What you see I what you get, indeed.

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Patti Eyre on Apr 3, 2021 at 8:39 am

Conservative party isn’t ready to form government, too many wrongdoings still part of their team: crooked Cathers with his travel claims just to go to work; I-don’t-know-any-better Istkencho and his massive 2016 payout, it’s just never enough money for that guy.

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YukonMax on Apr 3, 2021 at 6:47 am

"Clearer Leadership" won't cut it.
How much effort does that require at this point?
How about plain old LEADERSHIP?
The real thing, we deserve it.

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Yukoner32 on Apr 3, 2021 at 12:09 am

Can't help but laugh at Currie Dixon's choice to announce his platform at a brewery - ha ha. He already has the reputation of being a 'fraternity bro' so this really wasn't a great move on his part. That being said, I'm sure he and his hockey and drinking buddies will throw one heck of a keg party if he gets elected!

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DL on Apr 2, 2021 at 10:26 pm

Has my vote for 'reopening'. But what does he mean by 'safe' reopening? Please, no more fearmongering. The lockdowns and mask mandates have been so destructive to our mental and economical well-being, have done way more harm than any virus ever did. Enough.

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Rolf on Apr 2, 2021 at 9:14 pm

Which of the other parties do you recommend then Curry knowing the limitations of your own party?

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Nadine on Apr 2, 2021 at 3:53 pm

.... what we need is a genius.... but they don’t normally win popularity contests.... popularity and charm...the only two qualifications to run politically... interestingly enough, these are the two of the most dangerous characteristics someone is in possession of.

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Snowman on Apr 2, 2021 at 3:28 pm

@Clayton Delaney

This is most definitely Pasloski's Yukon Party, don't kid yourself. Currie Dixon, Brad Cathers, Patti Macleod, Wade Istchenko, Stacey Hazard and Scott Kent were all Ministers in the Pasloski government and are looking to stay at the trough this election. There is nothing fresh about this group - it will simply be a return to the past if they get in. These folks created the housing crisis for example over their 15 years in power and now want the chance to fix their mess? Right.

Oh and also, Currie choosing to release his platform at a brewery...... In one of the worst areas in the country for alcohol abuse. Guess we know what their priorities are.

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Juniper Jackson on Apr 2, 2021 at 3:01 pm

I wanted some party to tackle lockdown, masking, silly little bubbles. Bubbles? really. For little kids yes, but adults? I wanted someone to say, you're an adult, look after your own health. No one went near it. I wanted someone to comment on the McClennen health report which was done with a view to cost cutting, not for patient care..no one went near that report.. I wanted someone to say, "affordable housing" doesn't mean building more government units. Affordable housing means owning your own land, your own home, a yard, maybe a BBQ. No one came near that either. Another writer said, 395,000. is NOT affordable. He was right. I wanted someone to say we are going to fix the justice system, no more 2 and 4 years in jail for murder. No more wrist slaps for pushing heroine on 12 year olds.. you know, common sense stuff. I was shocked recently to find that we had entire wings in our jail available for outsiders. So? Why ARE pushers not jailed? So? What is wrong with our courts and justices? Haven't heard anything about that either. All i am hearing is 'free this' and 'free that'. Mostly for people who already either have it or won't qualify to get it. At the end of the day.. Nothing is free folks. Someone is paying for everything.

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Wilf Carter on Apr 2, 2021 at 12:24 pm

Sandy is on the radio stating employment is low in Yukon when his own government put out the real numbers on how many people are looking for work 10,400 which equals 32%. Yukoner will you vote for a politician thinks you will buy anything they say?

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Nathan Living on Apr 2, 2021 at 11:25 am

Liberals still have more to offer than the YP.

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northerner on Apr 2, 2021 at 10:04 am

For a pretty good summation of Liberals’ priorities and track record read pg 21 of Thursday’s paper.

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Dave on Apr 2, 2021 at 5:47 am

It will sure be nice to have competent leadership in government again after the debacle we've experienced over the last few years.
No one was more surprised than Sandy Silver was when he defaulted into the Liberal leaders position after the Liberal party was all but wiped out a decade or so back. I wonder if he'll go back to being a schoolteacher in Dawson or will just move back to Nova Scotia? Many Nova Scotians 'go out west' for a while where they can earn a decent living without having to pay their Liberal imposed 15% HST tax before heading back home again.

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Stew on Apr 2, 2021 at 12:28 am

As a born and raised Yukoner, I quit trusting what any party stands for or what people think and will pay attention to the people actually running for office. I'll vote for who represents my values. I don't want Currie, or who those behind him to control decisions, especially for those disproportionately impacted.

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Clay on Apr 1, 2021 at 10:27 pm

What you see is what you get - MLA's who want to develop the Peel, didn't do anything to support teachers, built the monstrosity drug and alcohol Sally Ann place beside a school and so on... YP, once you have some new leaders and real vision, then come back.

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NDP scare me on Apr 1, 2021 at 10:14 pm

I had a NDP candidate at my door and asked her how are we going to pay for everything Kates promising. She said Kate has a plan so I asked what is it she could not give me an answer she said she doesn’t know. Even Kate has admitted she has plans but won’t say
“The thing about big plans is that they come with big price tags. I’m not naive. I have a plan for how we’re going to pay for our commitments.” The NDP have no clue how to generate economy’s just to spend, I’m guessing we are getting a Yukon sales tax if the NDP gets in.

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CaptainObvious on Apr 1, 2021 at 8:43 pm

Currie said on radio the energy capacity to which he speaks are in excess of our needs and are used for contingency only. Okay, so replacing rented diesels with a new natural gas plant would be cheaper? Smoke another one, Currie!

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Wilf Carter on Apr 1, 2021 at 8:10 pm

Have a happy Easter and spend time with family and friends and when this is all over let's come together to help and support each other. That is what really counts in the end because we have to live on this Island we call Yukon together and not let anything divide use.

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Cameron on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm

Honestly - as long as the YPs clean the YG house I will vote for them. It is high time to get rid of some wrong doing Liberal protected sycophants. First place to start is the Director at Family Services and her lap dog the disgraced current manager at Mental Wellness who used to be responsible for group homes and the DM of HSS Samis. That would be decisive and right some big wrongs and cover ups - tell me that is the plan and do it and I will vote you in.

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Mike on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:17 pm

Anyone thinking that the liberals should be reelected and that they are capable of keeping their word this time without running our great great grandchildren into dept then vote for them. I my family and my 4 kids and about 80 to 100 people that I've personally asked are all voting conservatives. Not because we were all conservatives to begin with but because we choose to ignore the propaganda and stick to the facts and the facts clearly show that the liberal party has proven to be a greedy self serving pack of liars and there's nobody changing our minds. I have been privately campaigning for the conservatives not for myself but because at the end of the day when all the smoke is cleared the conservative party is the best pick for all of the Yukon not myself or my district but the entire Yukon.

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TheHammer on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:14 pm

The secret history of how YP turned the best WCB legislation into a wreckage of injured workers lives.

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Undecided on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:03 pm

That's not much to look at really.

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Clayton Delaney on Apr 1, 2021 at 5:53 pm

This team - this year is really exciting. A great line up of candidates and some really young, fresh ideas! This is not Fentie's or even Pasloski's Yukon Party. A broad canvas of experience, youth, bold new ideas and momentum! Good for you YP!

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bonanzajoe on Apr 1, 2021 at 5:38 pm

Continued: And their deficit is approximately 3.3 trillion dollars. So, Trudeau's thinking is that Canada's debt and deficit should be the same percentage as the U.S. vs Canada's population. Maybe that's why he has or wants to raise Canada's borrowing limit to 3 trillion dollars from the present 850 billion. Makes so much sense to him, because he is incapable of understanding the sense of it. And Larry Bagnell, who has been an MP at least 3 times as long as Trudeau, should have known and counseled him on it. So, what has Larry been doing all those years?Just agree to and sign everything that's given to you without question. I did the math and didn't even have to use algebra on that one. So, what is the Yukon Liberals and NDP's thinking? That Yukon is the smallest government in Canada and should have the proportionate debt and deficit as the largest Province - Ontario? The way Silver has been spending and racking up debt and deficit tells me he does. So, young Yukoners, what do you want, a spending spree by Liberals and NDP with nothing to show for it, or a government that is going to look out for your future? You make the decision, because at my age, I won't be paying it off. Good luck!

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bonanzajoe on Apr 1, 2021 at 5:22 pm

The difference between the Marxist NDP, Liberals and Yukon Party, is the YP will make sure they have the money to accomplish their promised tasks. The Liberals and NDP want to implement their promises then borrow the money to pay for them. They truly don't care that future generations will have to pay for them for generations to come. That's how Justin Trudeau ran his government. He went from a 650 billion dollar debt to 1.2 trillion dollar debt in less than 5 years. He took over a 25 billion dollar deficit from the Conservatives to a more than 350 billion dollar deficit. And Larry Bagnell helped of course by supporting it. The Yukon Liberals have left the Yukon with a debt and deficit so large it could take generations to pay off. And again, who will have to pay it off? You guessed it - your children and theirs for years to come. And what bothers me so much is there isn't anything positive to show for it in the Feds or YL spending. Canada's population is 10% of the U.S. of 300 million.

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NeilAlexGeddy on Apr 1, 2021 at 4:53 pm

They have my vote.

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Yukon2015 on Apr 1, 2021 at 4:25 pm

Clear leadership??? Where are we going to find that with these 3?
NDP: has no clue at all.
Yukon Party: Nice Hair.
Liberals: OMG what can you say.

Yukoners: i think we are in trouble with this election.

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Wilf Carter on Apr 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm

Kate show me your plan for housing because you do not understand the real problem with this very important subject.
All you stated is NDP will fix it. How?
Show Yukoners your housing plan.
Our housing needs were maintained by the Yukon Party by investing $100's of millions including $10's of millions for FNs housing.
Liberals did not do any planning or investment in land development or housing which created the problem.
Liberals did not keep up with the demand for housing of all types.
Larry let Federal government cut Yukon Federal housing budget for all of the Yukon to $2.5 million a year when we needed more in $28 to $35 just for housing.
Liberals let down every Yukoner, especially seniors who are now forced to live where ever and sleep on couches.

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Have another one on Apr 1, 2021 at 3:27 pm

It's amazing Currie didn't do ANY of this during the YP's 15 year reign.

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Mike on Apr 1, 2021 at 3:26 pm

Those guys are getting my vote.

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