Yukon Green Party

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Yukon Green Party
Parti vert du Yukon
Active territorial party
Leader Frank de Jong[1]
Founded 28 February 2011 (2011-02-28)[2]
Headquarters Whitehorse, Yukon
Membership 50[3]
Ideology Green
Colours Green
Seats in Legislature
0 / 19
Website
www.yukongreenparty.ca

The Yukon Green Party is a territorial green political party in Yukon, Canada. It was inspired by the Green Party of Canada. Its interim leader is Frank de Jong, a school teacher in Faro, Yukon.[1]

Its first leader was Kristina Calhoun, a stay-at-home mother, who has lived in Yukon since 2006.[3][4][5] The party began at a meeting in November 2010, and was registered in February 2011.[2][6]

Frank De Jong led the party as its interim leader in the 2016 general election. Its platform in that election included electoral reform, legalizing marijuana, ending public funding for Catholic schools, and introducing a carbon tax in Yukon that would be offset by monthly refund payments to Yukoners.[7][1][8]

The party will elect a permanent leader at its annual general meeting in 2017.[1]

Platform[edit]

The party is in favour of:

  • Defunding Catholic schools.[9]
  • Ban wet tailings dams[10]
  • Proportional representation[10]
  • Yukon-wide public transit[10]

Electoral record[edit]

General election Leader # of candidates # of elected candidates # of ridings # of votes  % of popular vote  % of popular vote in contested ridings
2011 Kristina Calhoun 2 0 19 104 0.66 5.81
2016 Frank De Jong 5 0 19 145 0.8

Party leaders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cohen, Sidney (31 August 2016). "Yukon Greens run record number of candidates". Whitehorse, Yukon: Whitehorse Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Sander-Green, Nadine (9 August 2011). "Greens are a party of balance, candidate says". Whitehorse Daily Star. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Thompson, John (12 August 2011). "Green shoots grow slow". Yukon News. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Kerry, Josh (11 March 2011). "Green Party sprouts two heads". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Unrau, Jason (10 March 2011). "Greens enter crowded election field". Whitehorse, Yukon: Whitehorse Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Forrest, Maura (2 September 2016). "De Jong takes over Green Party leadership as candidates step forward". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Yukon’s Green Party feels the sting of strategic voting" by Maura Forrest, Yukon News, August 10, 2016
  8. ^ "Address root causes of crime, and legalize pot says Yukon Green Party". CBC. Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Forrest, Maura (10 August 2016). "Yukon’s Green Party feels the sting of strategic voting". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c Rifkind, Lewis (26 October 2016). "Yukon Greens got some good ideas". Rabble. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  11. ^ Rudyk, Mike (2 November 2016). "Yukon's Greens hope to boost the youth vote". CBC. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 

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