FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2021
WHITEHORSE – On March 4th, 2021, just days before a snap election call, Premier Sandy Silver promised $1.75 million to upgrade the Mountain View Golf Course irrigation system this year.
Further, the Government of Yukon’s 5-year capital concept indicates that this money is to be spent in the 2021-22 fiscal year.
However, despite making a major promise on the eve of an election to spend the money this year, the Liberal Government has yet to begin work on this project. The project has not yet been tendered and there is no indication when there will be shovels in the ground. This continues the Yukon Liberal pattern of announcing projects but failing to deliver on them.
“This commitment was made five months ago - the Liberals said the work would begin this year, and nothing has started yet,” said Scott Kent MLA for Copperbelt South. “It is becoming very clear that the election has done nothing to change the inability of the Liberals to take action and get things done. It’s time for the Liberals to show accountability and tell us how many other projects have been delayed as a result of their decision to call an unnecessary snap election in the middle of a state of emergency.”
During the 2021 election, the Yukon NDP committed to reallocating the money earmarked for this project and putting it towards housing. Yukoners are left wondering if the delays associated with this project are due to the coalition agreement between the Liberals and the NDP.
Link to NDP election announcement related to this project: https://www.facebook.com/YukonNDP/photos/10157579212830286