Yukon NDP Announce Candidate for Kluane

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Dave Weir will run as the Yukon NDP’s candidate in Kluane in the upcoming 2021 Yukon election, the party has confirmed. Weir was acclaimed as the district candidate yesterday night following the closing of the district nomination period.

 

Weir is a self-employed contractor based in Haines Junction who works in construction and guiding. He has guided groups in B.C., Alaska, the Sea of Cortez, Patagonia, Labrador, Antarctica and in the High Arctic. His construction company focuses on creativity, effective management and on providing local employment.

“We need leadership in my district that will bring people together, that will build meaningful dialog and action in our communities and help heal divides,” says Weir. “I live in a beautiful place filled with beautiful people and that’s what makes me passionate about Kluane. I’m running because I believe that with the Yukon NDP I can help amplify the voices of those people.”

 

“We are facing so many issues, globally and locally, whether that’s economic development, climate change, or a lack of affordable housing. We need to act now in a way that builds a better world for our children and for generations to come.”


Weir previously served on both the School Council and Village Council of Haines Junction. He says he wants to encourage innovation while maintaining the utmost respect for the land on which we live.


“As a small business person, and someone who has helped shape local decision-making before, I’m always looking for opportunities to use the strengths we already have to innovate. I’ve launched a website for my candidacy as a starting point for discussion on new ways forward and where people can check out my ideas for Kluane.”


The Yukon NDP have announced a total of 14 candidates (either confirmed or vying for nomination), with more to be announced in coming weeks.  


"Dave is one of those people who sees an obstacle and says ‘let’s get to work,’ whether that’s leading people in the High Arctic or building homes," said Yukon NDP leader Kate White. "It’s that sort of work ethic and unstoppable spirit that we need right now. Dave is passionate about bringing people together and tackling big issues head on.”


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Candidate Bio:

Dave Weir (he/him) is a self-employed contractor based in Haines Junction who works in construction and guiding. Dave has guided groups of people in B.C., Alaska, the Sea of Cortez, Patagonia, Labrador, Antarctica and in the High Arctic. His construction company has employed as many as a dozen people and he has spent his life trying to create opportunities for himself and others. 


Along with his incredible work ethic, he has volunteered for several local organizations including the ambulance service and soccer club. He also served on both School Council and Village Council of Haines Junction.


His website is available at www.weirlistening.ca