Save the date: Yukon NDP announces major progressive gathering in Whitehorse

Yukon’s official opposition party is following up the launch of the Big Ideas for Yukon Tour – a consultation tour that will travel across Yukon this month – by announcing Change 2016, a one-day summit that will bring progressive Yukoners together to share ideas and engage with leading Yukon and international progressives. The Yukon Transportation Museum’s diverse representation of Yukon’s modern history will serve as Change 2016's Saturday, 2 April venue.

“Yukon has always been a community of forward-thinking, visionary people,” said Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson. “Change 2016 will be a unique opportunity to gather progressive Yukoners and share those visions, while also hearing from leading progressives about what has worked elsewhere.”

Change 2016’s agenda will feature a keynote speech supported by workshops and discussion panels on some of the most pressing issues Yukoners face like setbacks developing Yukon’s economy, increasing access to affordable housing and the ongoing debate about the role of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in Yukon’s energy future.

And unlike party conventions, Change 2016 is open to members of Yukon’s progressive community – regardless of their political stripe.

“Yukoners have been clear: the current government’s negative politics of division do not have a place in our territory,” added Hanson, who begins a month-long consultative tour of Yukon’s communities tomorrow. “Join us for this unique public event and help send a message to the Yukon Party: it’s 2016, and change is in the air in Yukon.”

Information about Change 2016 and ticket sales will be available at www.yukonndp.ca/change2016 as it becomes available.