Electoral Reform Community Hearings

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The Yukon Legislative Assembly’s all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform is holding hearings in Yukon communities to gather input from the public.

The hearings are being held in-person in Carmacks, Mayo, Haines Junction, Teslin, Watson Lake, Dawson City, and Whitehorse. Remote participation by videoconference is also available for each hearing.

Individuals who would like to present their opinions to the committee are encouraged to register in advance by emailing SCER@yukon.ca or by calling the Legislative Assembly Office at (867) 667-5494. Individuals wanting to participate through Zoom must register in advance at the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcOqhrj8oHtBIdW2NvQZDBjPlpBfvY-Uu

Information on types of electoral systems is available at https://www.howyukonvotes.ca/. A more in depth analysis of the options available was prepared by the committee’s researcher and is contained in Dr. Keith Archer’s report

Previously, between January 21 and April 22, 2022, the committee held 14 video conference hearings with subject matter experts. The committee also held a public hearing in Whitehorse on May 30, 2022, to hear from Yukoners. Transcripts and recordings of those hearings are available on the committee’s webpage (https://yukonassembly.ca/SCER). 

In addition to the public hearings, the committee is collecting written submissions. Submissions to the committee may be sent to SCER@yukon.ca. Public submissions received to date are available on the committee’s webpage.

The committee must complete its work and report its findings and recommendations by the 2022 Fall Sitting of the Legislative Assembly.

More information on the committee, including the motion establishing the committee and meeting minutes, is available at https://yukonassembly.ca/SCER 

For more information, please contact:
Allison Lloyd, Clerk to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform
Allison.Lloyd@yukon.ca  Phone:  867-667-5494

Please note that the schedule has been updated since the committee’s May 24 press release. All hearings are now scheduled between 6pm and 8pm and the date for the hearing in Dawson City has changed to September 1, 2022.

Public Hearing Schedule

Monday, July 11, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Carmacks Recreation Centre
121 River Drive, Carmacks

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mayo Recreation Centre
Curling Lounge
310 6th Avenue, Mayo

Haines Junction
Thursday, July 14, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Da Kų Cultural Centre
280 Alaska Hwy, Haines Junction

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tom Dewhurst Recreation Centre
39 Nisutlin Drive, Teslin

Watson Lake
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Morgan Chaddock Recreation Centre
Lakeview Avenue, Watson Lake

Dawson City
Thursday, September 1, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Community Hall
1242 Front Street, Dawson City

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Town Hall - 411 Main Street, Whitehorse