Northern voters chose more of the same in what could be the 1st of many pandemic elections

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This column is an opinion by Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, a consultant, academic, and author who lives in Yellowknife. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ.

The Whitehorse Star used to carry a column by artist Jim Robb called The Colourful Five Percent, stories about the unique characters of the Yukon. Collected since the 1950s, they inspired some of Robb’s distinctive drawings, and spawned his 1984 book by the same name (re-released in 2020).

In a recent radio interview he notes that in the Yukon “we have some of the most interesting characters that ever walked the earth.” 

Indeed. Enter the group of Yukon candidates who did battle in this federal election.

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