FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2021
WHITEHORSE – Today, a Yukon Supreme Court Justice dismissed an application by the Yukon Liberal Party and former Yukon Liberal Cabinet Minister Pauline Frost to overturn the results of the 2021 Yukon general election in Vuntut Gwitchin.
The loss of the Vuntut Gwitchin electoral district was a key factor in reducing the Yukon Liberals to minority status.
The legal challenge attempted to disenfranchise a Vuntut Gwitchin citizen and, according to the decision, the Yukon Liberal Party also attempted to stop the count via letter from their legal counsel on April 9, 2021.
By refusing to concede and making allegations of improper voting, the Yukon Liberals put self-interest first, and have left taxpayers with questions:
- What was the total cost to taxpayers resulting from the Liberal Party launching legal action against the Chief Electoral Officer of the Yukon and Annie Blake?
- Will the Yukon Liberal Party be reimbursing taxpayers all of the costs associated with this, including the legal expenses for Elections Yukon?
- Will the Liberal cabinet confirm that no work or activities associated with this legal action were conducted from the Cabinet Office or using Cabinet Office resources or staff?
We hope to get answers to these questions in the coming days and weeks. Yukoners deserve to know how their money was spent on this unnecessary court case.