I know that a citizen has a responsibility to make an informed vote, but between work, rushing everyone off to activities and trying to finish projects before the snow flies I haven’t had time to become an expert.
I voted for Ted Staffen, of the Yukon Party, the last two times because I know he is a reasonable and respectful man. Unfortunately when you vote for a man his party comes along for the ride.
I became more and more alarmed as the Yukon Party snubbed First Nations leadership and ignored the plight of the homeless and the volunteers who spent thousands of hours trying to solve this problem.
When it was revealed that the Yukon Party had sat on millions of federal housing dollars while families were suffering, I actually felt embarrassed about my vote.
Today the Yukon Party would have us believe that they are responsible for our booming economy, but I don’t have to do much research to know that gold is nearly $2,000 an ounce.
From what I see about Liz Hanson she certainly seems passionate about social issues, but I don’t see her using the abilities of her team.
One thing the Yukon Party showed us was the consequences of investing in a leader who thought he was a one-man show.
The Liberals seem prepared socially and economically and their candidates say that Arthur Mitchell is experienced and passionate about letting every member of their team contribute.
I don’t want to vote for a party that has ignored social issues and I would like to vote for a party who is strong in collaboration and appears ready to govern.
This time I don’t think I’m taking a chance by voting Liberal.