On Thursday, May 7th, Yukon NDP MLA Jim Tredger gave the following speech in the Yukon Legislative Assembly:
I am pleased to rise on behalf of the Yukon NDP caucus to pay tribute to Yukon Mining and Geology Week. I would like to begin by saying thank you to the mining industry and to all those who work in the industry for their many contributions. You have made Yukon a better place.Read more
This is an excerpt from a speech Yukon NDP education critic Jim Tredger gave in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on 22 April, 2015.
Any day that education is discussed in the Legislature is a good day.
Education plays a critical role in all of our lives and it is a continuous process throughout our lives, so I thank the member. This is the right priority. However, I do have to question how we are going about it. I’m not sure exactly what the government is proposing here. I wonder what the value is of embarking on a major curriculum change. It could be completed in two months, or two years — we’re not sure. The Premier, in his speech, mentioned a couple of months — the minister said a couple of years. I suspect that to overhaul our curriculum will take a lot longer, and it is a lot more involved than what is being proposed.
As a principal and former educator, I’m proud of our students. I’m proud of what they’ve done — the universities around the world they’ve attended, the jobs they’ve done in our communities. I’m proud of our school councils and our parents, the First Nations and their belief and involvement in our schools. Much has been accomplished.Read more
On Wednesday, April 15, Yukon NDP MLA Lois Moorcroft gave a speech in support of her motion to condemn the Government of Yukon’s decision to proceed with hydraulic fracturing against the will of Yukoners, the recommendations of the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing and the concerns of the scientific community.Read more