Liberals Break Election Promise to Ensure Hospitals Have Sufficient Beds

WHITEHORSE – As more medical professionals speak out about the hospital bed shortage, the Official Opposition is calling on the government to take action and finally provide a plan to address the crisis. 

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Statement by the Official Opposition on Supreme Court Decision on Peel Regional Land Use Planning

WHITEHORSE – Today, in response to the ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada on First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon, the Official Opposition released the following statement:

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Still No Details for Yukoners on the Implementation of Premier’s Carbon Tax Scheme

WHITEHORSE - After almost 400 days since being elected, Premier Silver still has yet to provide any details as to how he plans to implement the carbon tax scheme he signed onto. 

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Liberals Vote against Constructive Amendment to Public Airports Act

WHITEHORSE – Today, the Yukon Liberal government used their majority to vote down a constructive amendment proposed by the Official Opposition to Bill No. 6: Public Airports Act that would require the Minister to review the Act every five years. 

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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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