Yukon NDP communities tour to highlight Yukoners' vision for future

The Yukon NDP Official Opposition’s six MLAs will hit the road this winter for the Big Ideas for Yukon Tour, the 2016 edition of their annual public meetings held in every Yukon community. The tradition is rooted in the Yukon NDP’s belief that meaningful and ongoing public dialogue is the best way to ensure a robust, positive and forward-looking vision for Yukon’s future.

The Big Ideas for Yukon Tour will provide members of the Yukon NDP caucus with feedback from Yukoners about what’s working – and what isn’t – in the Yukon legislature.

“Our visits to Yukon communities are one of my favourite parts of our calendar because we get to hear opinions at the source,” said Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson. “We’re a territory of opinionated and engaged people, and I love having the chance to listen to as many people as possible as we make big decisions about Yukon’s future.”

Last year’s Sustainable and Prosperous Communities Tour provided the Yukon NDP’s MLAs with a number of clear messages that they echoed in the Yukon legislature. Yukoners in many communities were unhappy with the cabinet-table decision to build a 300-bed continuing care complex in Whitehorse, and a number of people hoped for a renewed and strengthened relationship between municipal governments and the Department of Community Services.

“Yukon has always blossomed when we work together and make visionary choices about our future,” added Hanson. “I’m looking forward to joining Yukoners at one of our stops on the Big Ideas for Yukon Tour and hearing about the kind of tomorrow Yukon can have.”

The Big Ideas for Yukon Tour will kick off on 2 February with a public meeting in Teslin. The latest listing of tour stops is available online at www.yukonndpcaucus.ca/big_ideas_for_yukon.