Correcting the record

Correcting the record I feel I was somewhat misquoted in the story Buckway Wins Majority of the Minority. The story reported: "But for Michael Buurman, the young candidate who trailed last in the polls, it speaks more to the fact that little change will

I feel I was somewhat misquoted in the story Buckway Wins Majority of the Minority.

The story reported: “But for Michael Buurman, the young candidate who trailed last in the polls, it speaks more to the fact that little change will come in the next three years, especially on issues like the environment.

“‘I find it frustrating,’ he said. “When you pit the environment against fiscal responsibility it will always lose.”

For the record, although I do find it frustrating when the environment is pitted against the backdrop of “fiscal responsibility,” without getting into a long, drawn-out discussion, I think the city has done some proactive things when it comes to the environment. I would argue it has not gone far enough, but I did not equate the results last week with the fact that little change will come in the next three years.

Yes, what happens in the next three years has something to do with the new configuration of council, but I think, more importantly, change will largely depend on how active and vocal the citizens of Whitehorse will be.

Ultimately, my biggest upset in this election was the voter turnout.

That’s basically it in a nutshell. I would greatly appreciate it if you could, in the next edition of the Yukon News, change that quote for the record.

Michael Buurman

Whitehorse