Open letter to the Yukon Party government:
I have never written a letter to the editor. But when I see how the Yukon Party government is trying to ignore the majority will of Yukoners and circumvent a public process we were invited to participate in under the Umbrella Final Agreement, then I must speak up.
The long Peel River planning process was the result of broad public input, not the biased representation of lobby groups. I participated in it myself. I resent the fact that you are trying to toss the legitimate results of such an open process aside.
This undermines my confidence in honest and objective public process and in the Yukon’s democracy. Why should I participate in such a process ever again if an autocratic lobby group, calling itself a “majority government,” actively works against citizens’ invited input, and is using my taxes to promote its own biased agenda to boot?
I think your behaviour in the Yukon legislature on Thursday, March 15 was a disgrace.
You took on the job to represent my views and interests in the legislature and beyond. You are working for me. I am your employer. I pay your wages. You seem to have forgotten that so early in the mandate. And I believed your assurances to behave better in the legislature than the previous Yukon Party government.
It seems I was fooled. And this is why I am so disappointed and frustrated. I cannot trust the Yukon Party to take its job and my interests seriously. Your behaviour is destroying what so many of our ancestors fought, suffered and died for in the last 100 years – the integrity of democracy.
I demand that you take a step back and see your place in the big picture. And if you cannot see yourself making drastic improvements towards objective public servitude, then I urge you and your party to quit government right now before implementing any decisions.