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Yukon Green Party
Parti vert du Yukon
Active territorial party
LeaderVacant
FoundedFebruary 28, 2011[1]
HeadquartersWhitehorse, Yukon
Membership50[2]
IdeologyGreen
ColoursGreen
Seats in Legislature
0 / 19
Website
www.yukongreenparty.ca

The Yukon Green Party (French: Parti vert du Yukon) is a territorial green political party in Yukon, Canada. It was inspired by the Green Party of Canada.[3]

Its first leader was Kristina Calhoun, a stay-at-home mother, who has lived in Yukon since 2006.[2][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][3][8]

Frank de Jong has moved out of Yukon. The party will elect a new leader at a future annual general meeting.[3]

Platform

The party is 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%

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 Thompson, John (12 August 2011). "Green shoots grow slow". Yukon News. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Cohen, Sidney (31 August 2016). "Yukon Greens run record number of candidates". Whitehorse, Yukon: Whitehorse Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b Kerry, Josh (11 March 2011). "Green Party sprouts two heads". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ Unrau, Jason (10 March 2011). "Greens enter crowded election field". Whitehorse, Yukon: Whitehorse Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 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 13 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 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  9. ^ Forrest, Maura (10 August 2016). "Yukon's Green Party feels the sting of strategic voting". Whitehorse, Yukon: Yukon News. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  10. ^ a b c Rifkind, Lewis (26 October 2016). "Yukon Greens got some good ideas". Rabble. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  11. ^ Rudyk, Mike (2 November 2016). "Yukon's Greens hope to boost the youth vote". CBC. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.