First Nations Hosting Candidate Forum to Promote Informed Voting

By September 22, 2015October 28th, 2015Elections

Yukon First Nations and the Council of Yukon First Nations are hosting a forum for federal candidates vying to represent the Yukon as our next Member of Parliament on Tuesday, September 29, in Whitehorse.

“We believe in the importance of the democratic process in Canada,” said Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Ruth Massie. “We believe in every individual’s right to vote and have a voice in Ottawa through our elected Yukon representative.”

The forum will be conducted in a respectful and politically neutral manner and will be moderated by Mr. Dave Joe. Every candidate will have equal opportunity to share their position on key issues and respond to questions.

“This is an opportunity for Yukon First Nations and Yukoners to hear what the candidates have to say on issues that are important to them,” said Grand Chief Massie. “It’s vital that voters make an informed decision when choosing Canada’s next government on October 19th.”

To date, Melissa Atkinson (NDP), Larry Bagnell (Liberal Party) and Frank de Jong (Green Party) have confirmed their participation.

The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, from 7-9 p.m. at the High Country Inn, Room A, and is open to the public and media.