To believe the Yukon would be better off with a group of independents running the show is either totally self serving or delusional. With Willard Phelps as the self-anointed leader, it’s laughable.
He was the Yukon Conservative leader in the early 1980s. Then in six months, against member’s advice, he arrogantly called another election attempting for a majority. He wrecked everything and the NDP came up the middle to win the election.
I almost fell over when I heard Phelps ranting about the pork barreling within partisan politics.
Everyone knows Phelp’s history of charging hefty fees with land claim negotiations in the 1980s. Hasn’t he just left the biggest pork barrel of them all, as the chair of the Energy Board and the Energy Corporation?
He was jet setting back and forth from Arizona on the electrical ratepayer’s purse. This is while the rest of us are dealing with power outages and paying our electrical bills throughout the winter. We need to look at all viable and less-expensive options for the Yukon’s energy future.
The territory is in great economic shape, due to good Yukon Party governance. All Phelps will definitely do, is split the Yukon Party vote, wreck the good relationship with the federal Conservatives, jeopardize investment stability in our economy and lose the next election.
Unfortunately, it looks like Brad Cathers is going in the same direction.
Smiley Ford, president Lake Laberge Yukon Party