Curteanu wins contested nomination for Yukon Liberals’ candidacy in Copperbelt South

WHITEHORSE - Jocelyn Curteanu has successfully been nominated as the Yukon Liberals’ candidate in the riding of Copperbelt South on July 28, 2016.  183 ballots were cast at the Pioneer RV Park & Campground, seeing Curteanu win the majority after a nomination contest with Rose Sellars.  More than 200 people took out memberships with the Yukon Liberals to participate in the vote.

“When I asked our constituents about concerns specific to our riding, people were generally content with life in Copperbelt South.  The most comments and criticisms were generated by Yukon-wide issues.  Anxieties over our economy, environment, healthcare and education system were loud and clear,” says Curteanu.

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Paolo Gallina is acclaimed in Porter Creek Centre

WHITEHORSE – Paolo Gallina was acclaimed as the Yukon Liberals’ candidate in the Porter Creek Centre riding on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.   More than fifty people took out memberships with the Yukon Liberals to participate in the nomination meeting.

“Over the past month, I’ve been canvassing the riding to understand what’s important to people and their families,” said Gallina. “I’m grateful to have had such open and honest dialogue. Prevalent in my conversations were the number of unresolved constituent issues. People are tired of waiting for answers and being passed along; they want resolutions to their concerns in a timely manner and they would like to see the government take better action on their behalf.”

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Statement by Klondike MLA Sandy Silver on changes to recycling fees announced on May 12, 2016

“Given the considerable concerns raised by the business community and the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, I am urging the Government of Yukon to delay the implementation of changes to both the Beverage Container Regulation, as well as the Designated Material Regulation.  While we support the goal of the regulations and the concept of extended producer responsibility we want to see a more equitable system, one that is in line with other jurisdictions.  

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Yukon Liberals set three more nomination meeting dates

Whitehorse – Yukon Liberals will select candidates in three more ridings in the weeks ahead, beginning with Porter Creek Centre on July 26th.

The Nomination Meeting to select a candidate in the riding of Porter Creek Centre will be held at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Northern Apostles.

To be eligible to vote at the nomination meeting, voters must reside in the riding of Porter Creek Centre and either:

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Hutton nominated as the Yukon Liberals candidate for Mayo-Tatchun

MAYO – Don Hutton has been acclaimed as the Yukon Liberal candidate in his home riding of Mayo-Tatchun.

“Constituent concerns varied from contractors wanting better access to local work opportunities, to jobs for young people in all three municipalities, to other concerns with the economy, and, of course, many people are apprehensive about the fate of the Peel Watershed,” said Hutton, speaking of what he has heard from residents.

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