Statement from Premier Sandy Silver regarding the Independent Electoral Reform Commission
September 30, 2019
I have received a notice of resignation from the Chair of the Independent Electoral Reform Commission, Jessica Lott Thomson. Unfortunately, the Chair is no longer able to continue in the appointed position. Considering this, the work of the Commission is on hold pending the outcome of discussions with the Opposition parties.
We remain committed to engaging with Yukoners on how to strengthen Yukon’s democratic systems. The Commission’s work is both important and complex as it will be responsible for investigating and assessing options on three main areas of electoral reform: the system we use to elect the territorial government; the ways Yukoners participate in democracy both during and between elections; and how territorial political parties and elected officials operate before, during and after elections. The Commission will also be asked to engage with Yukoners and reflect their feedback in a final report.
Our government is committed to engaging on this issue and we look forward to moving ahead with this important work. When a new timeline is determined we will share that information publicly.
– Premier Sandy Silver