Yukon Liberals Cut Climate Change Youth Ambassador Program

WHITEHORSE - Last week, it was revealed that the Liberal government has cut the Climate Change Youth Ambassador Program for 2017. 

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Liberals Have No Plan to Address Bed Shortage

WHITEHORSE – Despite an ongoing bed shortage crisis at the Whitehorse General Hospital caused by a demand for continuing care beds, the Liberal government yesterday passed a motion to cap the size of Whistle Bend Place at 150 continuing beds without presenting a plan for how they will respond to the bed shortage.

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Official Opposition Pushes Government to Release Hospital Budget Documents

WHITEHORSE – After refusing to release the information for over 6 months, the Liberals caved to pressure from the Official Opposition and tabled documents showing how much money the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) requested for this fiscal year. 

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Liberals Need to Explain Inconsistencies on Public Airports Act

WHITEHORSE – On October 26, 2017, the Minister of Highways and Public Works claimed that the Association of Yukon Communities had been consulted on the Public Airports Act:

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Yukon Liberals to Increase Taxes on Tires by up to 900%

WHITEHORSE – Today, the Official Opposition raised concerns with the level of consultations on the Liberal’s planned tax increases on tires.

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Liberals Break Promise to Mining Sector

WHITEHORSE – On March 16 the Premier promised the mining industry that he would address their concerns for timelines and reassessments of development projects through a collaborative framework.

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Liberals Oppose Amendment to Prevent Airport Improvement Fee

WHITEHORSE – Yesterday the Official Opposition proposed several constructive amendments to the Public Airports Act. One of those amendments would have limited the government’s ability to impose any fees at airports beyond the ones that already exist.

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Liberals Treat Themselves to $105,000 for Furniture, iPads, and Smart Phones

WHITEHORSE – Documents obtained by the Official Opposition show that shortly after coming into office the Liberal government went on a spending spree with taxpayers’ money. 

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Liberals Vote to Keep Sales Tax on the Table

WHITEHORSE – Today the Official Opposition brought forward the following motion for debate in the Legislative Assembly:

THAT this House urges the Government of Yukon to not implement a territorial sales tax.

The Liberals refused to support this motion.

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Liberals Work to End Airports Act Tail Spin

WHITEHORSE – After being pressed by the Official Opposition for two weeks, and with a growing list of Yukoners coming out against the Public Airports Act, the Liberals have acknowledged they failed on the consultation process.

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