Mayo-Tatchun Supports Acclaimed Yukon NDP Candidate and MLA Jim Tredger

Almost 50 residents of Mayo-Tatchun came out to the Mayo Curling Club this evening to support Jim Tredger’s nomination as their Yukon NDP candidate. Tredger is the MLA for Mayo-Tatchun, and has spent the past five years advocating for its residents and working with Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson to ensure Yukoners have a voice in the Legislature.

“I am very proud to be the Mayo-Tatchun Yukon New Democratic Party Candidate once again and look forward to representing my community as MLA for another five years,” said Tredger. “I’d like to thank all who came out to support me and the NDP tonight. Together, we'll build a better future!”

As the Yukon NDP Official Opposition critic for the Department of Education and the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Tredger advocates for respecting Yukon’s land and water so they can be preserved for future generations. As a member of the Legislature’s special fracking committee, he heard firsthand that Yukoners are opposed to fracking.

“I believe we can have an economy rooted in the land, nurtured by the water, tended to by the community, and powered by renewable energy,” added the former educator. “I stand with Yukoners, who know a green energy economy will provide long-term energy security and local jobs. Responsible mining is also important to sustaining Yukon’s economy.”

Tredger supports the Yukon NDP’s Yukon First approach of employing local contractors and businesses and he will work to ensure community involvement in decision making.

Tredger is also a strong supporter of Yukon’s First Nation governments, development corporations and final agreements. He works hard to defend First Nations language, culture and heritage education. Tredger sees the need to complete land use planning.

Tredger and his wife Carole reside in the riding on the Pelly River at Stepping Stone in a home powered by riverfront solar panels.

 

For more information, please contact:
Denise MacDonald
Communications, Yukon NDP
668-2203 or yukon@ndp.ca