NWT Legislature to Reconvene to Scrutinize Government Response to COVID-19

WHITEHORSE – The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories will resume sitting on May 26th to allow elected representatives to provide democratic oversight of their government’s response to COVID-19.

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Letter to Minister of Environment on Delayed Opening of Yukon Campgrounds

Please see the letter from MLA Wade Istchenko to the Minister of Environment regarding the government's decision to delay the opening of Yukon campgrounds. 

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Official Opposition Calls on Government to Delay Carbon Tax Increase

WHITEHORSE – Today the carbon tax in Yukon will increase by 50%.

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Official Opposition Statement on Suncor Donation of N95 Masks to Yukon

WHITEHORSE – In an effort to support Canada’s response in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and identifying the critical need for personal protective equipment in the North, Suncor Energy delivered 12,000 N95 masks to Whitehorse over the weekend. 

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Yukon Party Obtains Permanent Funding for Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

WHITEHORSE – The global COVID-19 pandemic has created growing uncertainty for Yukoners. As a result of this uncertainty, the Yukon Party recognizes the importance of political parties providing a unified front for Yukoners. That is why, in an unprecedented move, and after negotiations initiated by the Yukon Party, Members of the Legislative Assembly agreed to sit late into the evening to debate and vote on the 2020-21 territorial budget.

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Yukon Liberals Refuse to Update Economic Outlook to Reflect Impact of COVID-19

WHITEHORSE – As Canadians are preparing for the expected hit to the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Liberal government is refusing to provide accurate information about what this means for Yukon’s economy. 

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Liberals Oppose Committee to Address Economic Impacts of COVID-19

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition is disappointed to see the Yukon Liberal government refuse to support an opposition proposal to create an All Party Select Committee to examine the potential and serious economic impacts COVID-19 could have on the territory, and how to properly respond to them.

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Statement from the Official Opposition on COVID-19 Impact on Yukon

WHITEHORSE - We join all Yukoners in disappointment over the recent cancellation of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games, while understanding that this decision was made based on medical advice. Our hearts go out to the volunteers and organizers, but most of all the athletes.

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Liberals Take Territory Deeper into Debt Despite Increased Federal Funding

WHITEHORSE – This week the Yukon Liberal government tabled the 2020-21 territorial budget, and while they try to claim a rosy picture of the territory’s finances, it is simply to distract Yukoners from the fine print.

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Yukon Party Successful in Efforts to Eliminate Daylight Saving Time

WHITEHORSE – Today it was announced that Yukon Party efforts to eliminate the policy of daylight saving time have paid off.

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