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Election candidates answer questions on waste issues

October 11, 2019 Election candidates answer questions on waste issues

 

There is no shortage of important issues in the upcoming federal election. Climate change, housing, affordability and the economy are all top of mind for Yukoners as we approach October 21.

To provide some more information to voters, we asked the following three questions to federal election candidates:

Question 1. Waste diversion has stalled in the Yukon. If elected, what federal initiatives will you support to create meaningful increases in waste reduction and resource conservation?

Larry Bagnell, Liberal Party of Canada
Jonas Smith, Conservative Party of Canada
Lenore Morris, Green Party of Canada
Justin Lemphers, New Democratic Party of Canada

 

Question 2. Do you agree that our current linear economic model (take-make-dispose) is unsustainable? How can the federal government support the transition to a regenerative circular economy in Yukon?

Larry Bagnell, Liberal Party of Canada
Jonas Smith, Conservative Party of Canada

Lenore Morris, Green Party of Canada

Justin Lemphers, New Democratic Party of Canada

 

Question 3. What actions would you prioritize to decrease Yukon’s GHG emissions?

Larry Bagnell, Liberal Party of Canada
Jonas Smith, Conservative Party of Canada

Lenore Morris, Green Party of Canada

Justin Lemphers, New Democratic Party of Canada

 

At Zero Waste Yukon, we are committed to supporting a Zero Waste future for the territory. We see the circular economy transition and waste reduction as absolutely vital steps in the fight to reduce emissions and mitigate human caused climate heating.

Four of the five parties campaigning in Yukon have accepted that climate change poses a serious risk to our environment and economy. Due to their outright rejection of the scientific consensus around climate change, the People’s Party of Canada candidate was not asked for a response to these questions.

 

 

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