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Yukon Green Party
Parti vert du Yukon
Deregistered territorial party
Leadervacant
Founded28 February 2011[1]
Dissolved2021 (deregistered)
HeadquartersWhitehorse, Yukon
IdeologyGreen politics
Colours  Green
Seats in Legislature
0 / 19
Website
www.yukongreenparty.ca

The Yukon Green Party (French: Parti vert du Yukon) was a territorial green political party in Yukon, Canada. It was inspired by the Green Party of Canada.[2]

Its first leader was Kristina Calhoun, a stay-at-home mother, who has lived in Yukon since 2006.[3][4][5] The party began at a meeting in November 2010, and was registered in February 2011.[1][6]

Frank de Jong led the party as its interim leader in the 2016 general election. Its platform in that election included electoral reform, legalizing marijuana, ending public funding for Catholic schools, and introducing a carbon tax in Yukon that would be offset by monthly refund payments to Yukoners.[7][2][8]

Frank de Jong has since moved out of Yukon. The party wanted to elect a new leader at a future annual general meeting, but ultimately failed to do so.[2]

The party did not run any candidates in the 2021 Yukon general election, and as a result was deregisted by Elections Yukon.[9][10]

Platform

The party was in favour of:

Electoral record

General election Leader # of candidates # of elected candidates # of votes % of popular vote
2011 Kristina Calhoun
2 / 19
0 / 19
104 0.66%
2016 Frank De Jong
5 / 19
0 / 19
145 0.8%
2021 vacant Did not contest[9][10]

Party leaders

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Sander-Green, Nadine (9 August 2011). "Greens are a party of balance, candidate says". Whitehorse Daily Star. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Cohen, Sidney (31 August 2016). "Yukon Greens run record number of candidates". Whitehorse Daily Star. Whitehorse, Yukon. Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b Thompson, John (12 August 2011). "Green shoots grow slow". Yukon News. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b Kerry, Josh (11 March 2011). "Green Party sprouts two heads". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ Unrau, Jason (10 March 2011). "Greens enter crowded election field". Whitehorse Star. Whitehorse, Yukon. Archived from the original on 16 March 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  6. ^ Forrest, Maura (2 September 2016). "De Jong takes over Green Party leadership as candidates step forward". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Yukon's Green Party feels the sting of strategic voting". Yukon News. 10 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Address root causes of crime, and legalize pot says Yukon Green Party". CBC. Archived from the original on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Why Yukon's Green Party faded to black this election". CBC News. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  10. ^ a b Ritchie, Haley (25 March 2021). "Greens won't run candidates in 2021 election". Yukon News. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  11. ^ Forrest, Maura (10 August 2016). "Yukon's Green Party feels the sting of strategic voting". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  12. ^ a b c Rifkind, Lewis (26 October 2016). "Yukon Greens got some good ideas". Rabble. Archived from the original on 5 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  13. ^ Rudyk, Mike (2 November 2016). "Yukon's Greens hope to boost the youth vote". CBC. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.