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.”
Lisa says the major issues which will define the election are reconciliation, climate change, the lack of affordable housing, and who really has the best plan to lead Canada out of the pandemic.
Trudeau’s Liberals talk about reconciliation and promise to respect First Nations rights but have spent millions fighting First Nations kids in court. The NDP is committed to undertaking the important work of reconciliation in good faith, and in true and equal partnership with Indigenous communities across the country.
Globally, July 2021 was the hottest month ever. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is a call for action. There is no time to delay taking real action on climate change.
“Jagmeet Singh and the NDP’s plan is bold and focused on getting more for Canadians. It is a real alternative to what Conservative and Liberal governments have delivered for too long,” says Lisa.
The NDP Platform “Ready for Better” can be found at ndp.ca.
In Ottawa, the NDP fought and got results for Canadians during the pandemic, and the recovery should be paid for by making the ultra-rich and corporations pay their fair share.
A long-time Yukoner, Lisa came to Yukon from Anishnawbec territory (Harrow, Ontario) and lives on the traditional territory of the Tagish Kwáan, Carcross Tagish First Nation, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än (Marsh Lake, Yukon).
She has spent the past 25 years engaged in labour and human rights activism honing her advocacy skills. A lifelong learner with education focused in political science, psychology, and corrections, Lisa has direct front line experience representing workers, youth, and 2SLGBTQ+ people.
Lisa enjoys spending her free time camping and getting out in the mountains with her wife and walking with their two dogs. This summer she got fit protecting her home from flooding. In the winter she can be found kicksledding with her wife and dogs.
Lisa currently works as a policy analyst for Health and Social Services, Yukon Government’s Health and Social Services. She is on leave from her job.
CAMPAIGN OFFICE INFORMATION
Unit 1, 402 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (corner of 4th and Hawkins)
Drew Whittaker, Campaign Manager