NDP finalizes roster

With four days to spare, the Yukon’s New Democratic Party added another candidate to its roster. Former president of the Yukon Teacher’s Association, Jim Tredger, will be the NDP candidate for the riding of Mayo-Tatchun.

With four days to spare, the Yukon’s New Democratic Party added another candidate to its roster.

Former president of the Yukon Teacher’s Association, Jim Tredger, will be the NDP candidate for the riding of Mayo-Tatchun.

After 16 years as a teaching principal at Eliza Van Bibber School in Pelly Crossing, Tredger is entering territorial politics because he, and many Yukoners he speaks with, are ready for change, a release on Thursday said.

“They’ve had enough of the Fentie/Pasloski government,” said Tredger. “Their legacy is one of breaking promises and failing to take action on issues that matter.”

One of those issues is the Peel Watershed.

“I’m proud of Liz Hanson and the Yukon New Democrats for their stance on protecting the Peel Watershed,” said Tredger in the release, adding an NDP government will accept and act on the final recommended land-use plan for the wilderness in northeastern Yukon, which is twice the size of Vancouver Island.

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Tredger is committed to protecting the environment at-large, while promoting responsible tourism and industrial activity, the release adds.

Along with his role on the teacher’s association, Tredger has also served as president of the Association of Yukon School Administrators, he has served on the boards for Yukon College, United Way Yukon, Food for Learning Yukon and the Canadian Association of Principals.

“Jim Tredger is a strong, experienced leader who will be a great MLA for the people of Mayo-Tatchun,” said Hanson in the release. “He understands the value of hard work and knows how to support people to build stronger communities.”

Partnerships with different entities of the education system, including the Yukon Teacher’s Association, school councils, Yukon College, First Nations and the Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon, will be restored with a NDP government, Tredger announced in a release today as Hanson and other candidates gathered outside of FH Collins High School.

“A Yukon NDP government won’t just turn dirt for another photo-op,” he said. “We’ll develop a strategy that supports the projects that matter in trades and technology, literacy and basic job skills development.”

Tredger is up against Elaine Wyatt, who is running the same riding for the Yukon Party, and Eric Fairclough for the Liberals.

Today is the last day to register candidates for the October 11 territorial election.

The only riding without a candidate from all three main parties is the Vuntut Gwitchin riding in Old Crow where there is no NDP candidate.

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