Anne Tayler replaces Bud McCue as Yukon NDP candidate for Lake Laberge

Bud McCue has withdrawn from the election due to family obligations. Small-business owner and community advocate Anne Tayler, will be the Yukon NDP candidate for Lake Laberge.

“Bud is an incredible candidate and we are sad he has to step away, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Anne Tayler to our team to represent Lake Laberge,” said Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson. “Anne is dedicated to her community, enthusiastic and comes with a rich and diverse background, including academics, small business ownership and a deep love of the outdoors.”

Tayler co-owns Muktuk Adventures Sled Dog Adventures with her husband Frank Turner. She has a PhD in Literature and has had a career focused on contributing to community that included teaching at Yukon College, managing non-profits and working for a First Nations government. Tayler has volunteered with several organizations, including Frostbite, Guild Hall and the Yukon Quest. Tayler also co-founded the Storytelling Festival, Raven Recycling and the first infant daycare centre in Whitehorse. She has been a foster parent for almost two decades.

“I know a Yukon NDP government is the only choice for a better future and was excited to represent the people of Lake Laberge – so it was a hard decision to withdraw,” said McCue. “But there is no better candidate to take up the charge than Anne Tayler. I can be with my family knowing that Lake Laberge can elect an MLA that will work incredibly hard for them and represent the values and vision of the Yukon NDP.”

Tayler has hit the ground running. She is already on the doorstep listening to the concerns of her community and offering a vision for a Yukon that includes strong government-to-government relationships with Yukon First Nations, a stable diversified economy, accessible public health care, and a renewable energy sector that will be the envy of the country and a significant step in protecting our land for the future.

“I am honoured to have this opportunity to represent my community,” said Tayler. “This election is a watershed moment for the Yukon and my family. The businesses and lives of my children and their children depend on the land, our water and our economy, and I know I am not alone. I will work hard to ensure Yukoners elect a Yukon NDP government that will ban fracking, address climate change and create good jobs for future generations.”

For more information, please contact:
Denise MacDonald
Communications Manager, Yukon NDP
w: 668-2203
c: 332-0895
yukon@ndp.ca