7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coast High Country Inn
Click here for the News Release for Federal Candidate Forum.
If you are unable to attend the forum, please click streaming video below on the day of event or listen live on CHON-FM.
Each Candidate was asked the following questions:
- It is the Yukon First Nation’s position that certain amendments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Act (YESAA) proposed by Bill S-6 undermine the spirit and intent of our Final Agreements. The unilateral changes to YESAA are a breach of our agreements. If elected, what will you and your party do to right the wrong Bill S-6 imposed on the Yukon?
- Self-government Agreements empower Yukon Self-Governing First Nations to govern ourselves in a manner that is responsive to the needs and interests of our people. Acting in good faith and ensuring that our agreements are implemented is crucial to their success. The Government of Canada signed these agreements and often seems to forget its obligations. How will you and your government ensure that the implementation of our agreements is a priority; is done in a timely manner; and respects their spirit and intent?
- There are a staggering number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women across the country, a problem that has visited the Yukon, as well. What is your position on a national inquiry for missing and murdered Aboriginal women?
- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) completed their work this year and made 94 broad and diverse recommendations for repairing the relationship between First Nations and Canada, a vital step in making our country whole. Of those recommendations, what do you see as the most important to address? What will your party do to ensure the recommendations made by the TRC are implemented?
Click on each link below to see how each candidate answered these questions: