Open letter ron the Yukon Party refusal to talk about the Peel:
As we near the midway point of the election campaign, Yukoners have identified several key issues that will help them decide how they will cast their ballots on October 11.
Over the course of the campaign, all three parties have been laying out their visions on a variety of topics including housing, education and health care.
Unfortunately, you have been unwilling to state a position on the future of the Peel and how you would address the recommendations of the Peel planning commission.
The Yukon Liberal Party has been clear. A Liberal government will implement the recommended land use plan.
You have gone too far by saying it would be “irresponsible” to make any comment about the final Peel plan during the campaign.
That statement probably reminds Yukoners of a quote from another Conservative. Kim Campbell said, “an election is no time to discuss serious issues.”
It also reminds people of your Yukon Party predecessor, Dennis Fentie, who spent the last year of his mandate refusing to tell Yukoners where his party stood on this issue.
He did find time to make an irate phone call ordering the Department of Environment to gut its submission to the planning commission. The evasive approach your party has taken on this issue confirms Yukoners cannot trust your government to be open or accountable.
Now is the time to be clear with Yukoners. They deserve straightforward answers to major questions like this one, before they go to the polls.
When are you going to come clean?
Leader Yukon Liberal Party
Dave Sloan, candidate, Mountainview