Election 2021

Two people walk up the stairs past an advance polling sign at the Canda Games Centre on April 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

April 12 is polling day: Here’s how to vote

If in doubt, electionsyukon.ca has an address-to-riding tool

 

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon addressing media at a press conference on April 8. The territorial election is on April 12. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Getting to know Currie Dixon and the Yukon Party platform

A closer look at the party leader and promises on the campaign trail

 

Yukon NDP leader Kate White, surrounded by socially distanced candidates, announces her platform in Whitehorse on March 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Getting to know Kate White and the Yukon NDP Platform

A detailed look at the NDP platform and Kate White’s leadership campaign this election

 

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Sandy Silver announces the territorial election in Whitehorse. Silver is seeking a second term as premier and third term as Klondike MLA. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Getting to know Sandy Silver and the Yukon Liberal platform

Yukon Liberal Leader Sandy Silver is vying for a second term as…

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Sandy Silver announces the territorial election in Whitehorse. Silver is seeking a second term as premier and third term as Klondike MLA. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Landon Kulych, the city’s manager of parks and community development, is seen addressing city management and council about the potential e-bike bylaw earlier in 2021. First reading of the new bylaw will be considered by council April 13. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

E-bike bylaw considered

Class of bike would determine what trails they could travel

Landon Kulych, the city’s manager of parks and community development, is seen addressing city management and council about the potential e-bike bylaw earlier in 2021. First reading of the new bylaw will be considered by council April 13. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon Party incumbent Brad Cathers, from left, NDP candidate Ian Angus and Liberal candidate Tracey Jacobs. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Lake Laberge

Lake Laberge is located north of Whitehorse and encompasses the subdivisions of…

Yukon Party incumbent Brad Cathers, from left, NDP candidate Ian Angus and Liberal candidate Tracey Jacobs. (Submitted photos)
From left to right: Party leaders Kate White, Sandy Silver and Currie Dixon in the CBC studio in Whitehorse on April 8. (Chris Windeyer/CBC)
From left to right: Party leaders Kate White, Sandy Silver and Currie Dixon in the CBC studio in Whitehorse on April 8. (Chris Windeyer/CBC)
Liberal candidate Jeremy Harper, from left, NDP candidate Patty Wallingham and Yukon Party candidate Peter Grundmanis. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Mayo-Tatchun

Mayo-Tatchun is the largest riding in the Yukon and includes the communities…

Liberal candidate Jeremy Harper, from left, NDP candidate Patty Wallingham and Yukon Party candidate Peter Grundmanis. (Submitted photos)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon, from left, NDP leader Kate White and Liberal candidate Ranj Pillai participated in the Chamber of Commerce debate on March 30. (Yukon Chamber of Mines)

Chamber hosts election debate on business

Three candidates answered questions about recovery, mining and procurement

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon, from left, NDP leader Kate White and Liberal candidate Ranj Pillai participated in the Chamber of Commerce debate on March 30. (Yukon Chamber of Mines)
Yukon Party candidate Eric Schroff, from left, NDP candidate Erik Pinkerton and Liberal incumbent John Streicker. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Mount Lorne – Southern Lakes

A series of popular Yukon lakes and the communities near their shores…

Yukon Party candidate Eric Schroff, from left, NDP candidate Erik Pinkerton and Liberal incumbent John Streicker. (Submitted photos)
Liberal candidate Amanda Brown, left, and Yukon Party incumbent Patti McLeod. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Watson Lake

Liberal candidate Amanda Brown is challenging Yukon Party incumbent Patti McLeod

Liberal candidate Amanda Brown, left, and Yukon Party incumbent Patti McLeod. (Submitted photos)
Currie Dixon, Kate White and Sandy Silver participated in an all-leaders debate on April 1, which was streamed on Zoom and Facebook live. (Facebook)

Party leaders debate priorities at First Nations candidates forum

Sandy Silver, Currie Dixon and Kate White were present at the debate on April 1

Currie Dixon, Kate White and Sandy Silver participated in an all-leaders debate on April 1, which was streamed on Zoom and Facebook live. (Facebook)
Legislative assembly on the last day of the fall sitting in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

What happens if a party wins but a leader doesn’t?

Yukon’s Elections Act does allow for an unelected premier

Legislative assembly on the last day of the fall sitting in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Independent candidate Coach Jan Prieditis, from left, Liberal incumbent Jeanie McLean, NDP candidate Michelle Friesen, and Yukon Party candidate Ray Sydney. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Mountainview

The riding of Mountainview is home to four Whitehorse neighborhoods including McIntyre,…

Independent candidate Coach Jan Prieditis, from left, Liberal incumbent Jeanie McLean, NDP candidate Michelle Friesen, and Yukon Party candidate Ray Sydney. (Submitted photos)
NDP candidate George Bahm, from left, Liberal candidate Katherine Alexander, and Yukon Party incumbent Stacey Hassard. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Pelly-Nisutlin

Two hometown Teslin candidates are facing off for the eastern rural riding

NDP candidate George Bahm, from left, Liberal candidate Katherine Alexander, and Yukon Party incumbent Stacey Hassard. (Submitted photos)
Campaign materials from the three parties. The election period for the 2021 territorial election is now halfway done. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Debates planned for week prior to election

There are several all-candidates debates and riding-specific forums

Campaign materials from the three parties. The election period for the 2021 territorial election is now halfway done. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Porter Creek South candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Chad Sjodin for the Yukon Party, Colette Acheson for the NDP and Ranj Pillai for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Porter Creek South

The Porter Creek South riding encompasses the Porter Creek neighbourhood south of…

Porter Creek South candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Chad Sjodin for the Yukon Party, Colette Acheson for the NDP and Ranj Pillai for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)
NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Vuntut Gwitchin

NDP candidate Annie Blake goes against incumbent Liberal Pauline Frost

NDP candidate Annie Blake, left, and Liberal incumbent Pauline Frost. (Submitted photos)
Porter Creek Centre candidates for the territorial election from the left, Paolo Gallina for the Liberals, Shonagh McCrindle for the NDP and Yvonne Clarke for the Yukon Party. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Porter Creek Centre

Porter Creek Centre encompasses Whistle Bend and the eastern section of the…

Porter Creek Centre candidates for the territorial election from the left, Paolo Gallina for the Liberals, Shonagh McCrindle for the NDP and Yvonne Clarke for the Yukon Party. (Submitted photos)
Porter Creek North riding candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Francis van Kessel (Wat.si) for the NDP, Geraldine Van Bibber for the Yukon Party and Staci McIntosh for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)

Getting to know the candidates in Porter Creek North

New and familiar names are facing off in a Yukon Party stronghold

Porter Creek North riding candidates for the territorial election in alphabetical order from left, Francis van Kessel (Wat.si) for the NDP, Geraldine Van Bibber for the Yukon Party and Staci McIntosh for the Liberals. (Submitted photos)