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  • Lisa Vollans-Leduc and the NDP denounce Trudeau's climate failure, commits to eliminate subsidies to Big Oil

    August 23, 2021

    Lisa Vollans-Leduc and the NDP denounce Trudeau's climate failure, commits to eliminate subsidies to Big Oil

    WHITEHORSE – Joined by young people who participated in the 2019 climate march, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called out Justin Trudeau for making a speech at the march two years ago, but making decisions since then that have increased Canada’s emissions and made the climate emergency even worse. Alongside Jagmeet the NDP candidate for Yukon, Lisa Vollans-Leduc, is committed to protecting our climate for future generations.

    “All Yukoners – young and old, newcomers and First Nations who have been here forever, know the climate has changed. Winters are warmer with more precipitation, and the spring melt has led to flooding,” said Vollans-Leduc. “Canadians can’t wait any longer for our government to act on this emergency.  unlike the Liberals, the NDP have a real plan which will address climate change now, not when it’s too late.”

    Many Yukoners, including Lisa, living in the Southern Lakes spent their summer filling sandbags to protect their homes from floods. Flooding also forced popular recreational areas to be closed.

    “My neighbours and I are living through climate change first hand. We need to act now,” said Vollans-Leduc.

    Jagmeet pointed out Justin Trudeau's record of failure to address the climate crisis. He promised to eliminate subsidies to big oil, but has instead increased them to levels higher than when the Conservatives were in government. During his time as Prime Minister, Trudeau has made Canada the only G7 country to have increased its emissions. Canada has become the third biggest air polluter among wealthy nations. Recently, his government tried to trick Canadians that buying a pipeline will help lower emissions.

    The NDP pledged $500 million in funding to support Indigenous-led stewardship programs to advance reconciliation and protect the land, water and forests.
    Jagmeet committed to identifying and eliminating harmful subsidies given to oil and gas companies and reallocating them to the clean, renewable energy sector instead. He committed to cutting Canada’s emissions by more than half by the year 2030 with projects like electrifying public transit.

    "Time is running out and we need to make different choices; better choices for all of us. I want to be able to tell my child that I have done everything in my power to make a difference," said Jagmeet. “I want to fight the climate emergency for real. People deserve better than a government that says things with no intention of following though. It’s about choices. We can choose to subsidize clean, renewable energy instead of big oil.”

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  • published Take a Sign 2021-08-26 10:48:38 -0700

    Take a Sign


    Putting an NDP sign on your lawn or in your window is a great way to show the community that you're behind Lisa's campaign to elect a strong, progressive voice to fight for Yukoners.


    Be a part of the movement. Support Lisa today by signing up for a lawn sign.

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  • published Platform: Ready for Better 2021-08-20 14:28:02 -0700

  • Introducing the Yukon’s NDP Candidate: Lisa Vollans-Leduc

    Labour and human rights activist Lisa Vollans-Leduc is the Yukon’s NDP Candidate for the September 20th federal election.

    “People are right to question why the Trudeau Liberals want an expensive election right now,” says Vollans-Leduc. “But the status quo isn’t working for most Canadians, and I’m excited to talk to Yukoners and share our plan.”

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  • published NDP members gather to develop Northern Platform in News 2021-07-04 15:34:38 -0700

  • published Meet Lisa 2021-08-25 10:52:10 -0700

    Meet Lisa

    Lisa is running because Yukoners are ready for a change. We can’t wait for the Liberals to act on climate change, on reconciliation and housing. As our MP, Lisa will make sure Yukoners’ voices are heard loud and clear Ottawa.

    Lisa has dedicated her career to labour and human rights activism. As a president of her union local, a long-time shop steward, and a national level committee member with PSAC\YEU, Lisa knows what it’s like to be at the decision table and to fight for working people.

    Lisa is a long-time Yukoner and active in our community especially with Queer Yukon and Pride, as well as a former board member at Blood Ties Four Directions.

    Lisa, together with her wife and two dogs, lives on the traditional territory of the Tagish Kwáan, Carcross Tagish First Nation, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Táan Kwäch´än (Marsh Lake, Yukon).

    Lisa enjoys spending her free time camping and getting out in the mountains. This summer when she was protecting her home from flooding, she was deeply moved by how many Yukoners came to help her community.

    Lisa currently works as a policy analyst for Health and Social Services in the Yukon Government. She is on leave to run in this election.

  • Justin Lemphers chosen to represent the NDP in upcoming federal election

    Justin Lemphers speaking at the NDP nomination meetingOn Thursday night, members of the New Democratic Party voted and elected Justin Lemphers to carry the party’s banner in Yukon for the upcoming federal election.

    More than 100 NDP members gathered in Whitehorse on Thursday, March 28 to cast a ballot in the nomination process that has been underway for the last two months. Yukon Federation of Labour President Justin Lemphers and project management professional Kaori Torigai presented themselves as nominees.

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  • published Nomination 2019 2019-04-08 21:05:03 -0700


    The federal NDP's Electoral Riding Association for Yukon is undergoing a nomination race to select their candidate for this fall's federal election.


    The nomination meeting to select our NDP candidate for Yukon will be held:

    Date: March 28, 2019

    Registration will be open from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm

    Location: Lewis Hall (Basement of the United Church

    601 Main St, Whitehorse (wheelchair accessible)


    The candidates for nomination are:

    Justin Lemphers

    Kaori Torigai


    To be eligible to vote at this meeting, you must be:

    1. An NDP member in good standing (Individual membership shall be open to every resident of Canada, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or national origin who undertakes to accept and abide by the constitution and principles of the Party and who is not a member or supporter of any other political party.)
    2. A Yukon resident
    3. A member of the NDP at least 30 days before the nomination meeting (membership valid on or before February 28, 2019). If you are receiving this notice and voting package, our records indicate you are qualified to vote.


    There are two ways for you to vote:

    1. By mail (ballots will be mailed to all eligible members shortly)
    2. In person at the nomination meeting.

    If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone (668-2203) or by e-mail ([email protected]). Please note the Annual General Meeting for the Federal Association will follow immediately after the nomination meeting for those who are interested. We are looking for new board members this year and encourage you to get involved!

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