Despite Possibility of Exemptions Premier Ideologically Committed to Carbon Tax Scheme

WHITEHORSE – This week, after the federal government confirmed that the possibility of an exemption to the carbon tax for Yukon is still on the table, the Official Opposition pressed the government to stand up for Yukon.

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Official Opposition Attends 31st Annual Dawson City International Gold Show

WHITEHORSE – This past weekend, members of the Yukon Party Official Opposition attended the 31st Annual Dawson City International Gold Show to show their support for the placer mining industry and to highlight the Yukon Party’s continued commitment to stand up for mining and exploration in the territory. 

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Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition

WHITEHORSE – Following the news of an explosion during a concert in Manchester, UK this evening, Official Opposition Leader Stacey Hassard released the following statement:

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Cost Estimates for Cabinet Office Renovations Up to $400,000

WHITEHORSE – Access to Information documents obtained by the Official Opposition show that at the same time the Liberal Government is planning to go into debt and run massive deficits they have been entertaining significant renovations to their own offices, which could cost taxpayers up to $400,000.

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Premier Silver’s Carbon Tax Scheme to Raise the Cost of Gasoline by close to 12 cents a litre

WHITEHORSE – Today, further details on the carbon tax scheme that Premier Silver signed onto were released. In response, Official Opposition Economic Development Critic Scott Kent released the following statement:

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Week 3 Summary

Government Plays Blame Game and Tries to Shut Down Debate; Official Opposition Highlights Liberal Lack of Transparency

WHITEHORSE – Last week, the Official Opposition pressed the government on their growing list of broken promises, poor fiscal management, and their unwillingness to take responsibility for their own decisions. 

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Government Breaks Suite of Promises to Small Businesses

WHITEHORSE – Today the Government was pressed by the Official Opposition on their growing list of broken election promises.

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Week 2 Legislature Summary

Official Opposition Presses Government on Plunging Yukon into Big Debt and Refusal to Provide Details on Financial Advisory Panel

WHITEHORSE – The second full week of the Spring 2017 Legislative Sitting was the first full week that the Liberal Government had to defend their plan for big debt and big deficit. 

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Liberal Government Sets Yukon on Path of Debt and Deficit

WHITEHORSE – In response to the tabling of Yukon’s 2017/18 budget and delivery of the budget speech, Official Opposition Leader Stacey Hassard released the following statement:

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Government Amends Election Promise

WHITEHORSE – Today the Official Opposition brought forward a motion for debate to ask the government to live up to their broken election promise to ensure any tenders for projects that are seasonally dependent be tendered no later than March of each year. As we are 26 days past the due date of this promise, the time for the government to tender these contracts is now.

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