A Liberal government will repeal the four controversial clauses in Bill S-6, the piece of legislation responsible for changes to YESAA, said Larry Bagnell, Liberal Candidate for Yukon.
There were two large public meetings of concerned Yukoner’s, and Bagnell spoke strongly at both of these demonstrations.
Since leaving office four years ago, Bagnell has continued to play an important role within the Liberal Party of Canada.
“When Bill S-6 was first introduced, I briefed our Caucus leaders on Yukoner’s concerns with S-6,” said Bagnell. “When the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development was sent to Whitehorse in the spring for their hearing on S-6, I also arranged a meeting between First Nation Chiefs and Liberal MP Yvonne Jones, so that they could better inform her of their concerns.”
“The entire elected Liberal Party caucus showed their commitment to Yukon First Nation’s treaty rights when they voted in opposition of Bill S-6,” said Bagnell. “I am very proud of the team in Ottawa and the Leadership of Justin Trudeau on this issue.”
“If we are elected to government we will repeal the offending clauses,” said Bagnell. “If I should be elected into a minority Parliament I will table a Private Member’s Bill to accomplish the same goal.”
Bagnell’s experience and contacts have allowed him to continue to work for Yukoners in Ottawa. With 23 years of federal experience he is ready to hit the ground running to help Yukoners on a variety of critical issues.