Yukon Party Leader Doubles Up on Debates

WHITEHORSE – It was a busy Wednesday for leader Currie Dixon. Late in the afternoon, Dixon participated in the CBC Leaders’ Debate live in-studio that was moderated by Airplay host Dave White. In the evening, Dixon logged into a virtual Early Learning and Child Care debate hosted by Early Childhood Educators of Yukon.

“Showing up and being questioned on a variety of issues is a hallmark of our democracy,” Dixon said. “I was pleased to take part in both events, and I hope Yukoners got a chance to tune in and hear what the participants from all three parties had to say on these important issues.”

Dixon was the only party leader to take part in both debates.

Issues in the CBC debate ranged from pandemic recovery, the environment, addictions, and the land lottery process, to what each leader liked about the other’s platforms.

Dixon was especially pleased to take part in the Early Childhood Educators of Yukon forum.

“I have two young children, and I have heard from many parents about their individual issues with Early Learning and Child Care,” Dixon said. “While this issue is a big part of our Action Plan, I wanted to deliver our sincere commitment to Early Learning and Child Care by participating in this forum.”

At the forum, Dixon highlighted the need for, and committed to developing an Early Learning and Child Care profession and the development of a degree program at Yukon University.

The Yukon Party is committed to Action for a Change, which focuses on Economic Recovery, Supporting Yukon Families, and Safe and Growing Communities. These pillars rest on a foundation of Good Governance and result in a Strong Yukon Recovery.

The party’s Action for a Change platform contains specific actions:

  • Working with public health professionals to provide a plan for a safe reopening.
  • Supports for business through to recovery, including cutting red tape, economic diversification, creating new private sector opportunities, and bolstering the Yukon’s tourism industry.
  • Addressing energy and climate change, making record investments in green energy, and ending the practice of renting diesel generators.
  • Providing support to Yukoners all the way from birth to post-secondary. With specific actions for health beginnings, enhance 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.
  • Making life more affordable by freezing power rates.
  • Addressing housing and land development, investing in the Yukon’s communities, and creating safe communities.

You can read the Yukon Party’s Action for a Change plan here.

The 2021 territorial general election will be held on Monday, April 12.


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