WHITEHORSE – Tracy McPhee has been acclaimed as Yukon Liberals candidate in the Riverdale South riding on August 3, 2016. Tracy and her family live in the riding and she has decided to expand her long career in public service by seeking election to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in this year’s territorial election.
McPhee has had a long career dedicated to the public interest serving as a lawyer in private practice as well as for government and as the Ombudsman/Privacy Commissioner for the territory. As a volunteer, she has served with the Canadian Bar Association, Yukon Law Society, the Federation of Law Societies, McBride Museum, Whitehorse Food Bank, F H Collins School Council as well as the Maddison Chair in Northern Justice.
“Government must be fair, efficient and accountable,” said McPhee, “we must strive for professionalism and excellence. No political party has a monopoly on good ideas, they come from citizens, communities and all other governments in the territory. The role of government is to listen, understand and facilitate the growth of those ideas. I’m especially excited for the opportunity to bring my unique blend of experience to the Legislative Assembly on behalf of my neighbours in Riverdale South.”
McPhee cites the leadership of Yukon Liberals Leader, Sandy Silver, as a key factor in seeking the Yukon Liberals’ nomination in her home riding. “Sandy is committed to building a team that reflects the experiences and diversity of our territory. I believe that women need a greater voice in politics and the Yukon Liberals team is making that happen”.
“Tracy has made many positive impacts on the territory,” said Leader Sandy Silver. “Her passion for accountability and fairness is shared throughout the party and territory and is evident in her work ethic. I am very proud to welcome Tracy to the team.”
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