Liberal-NDP Coalition Avoids Accountability

WHITEHORSE – Yukoners are getting a strong indication of how unaccountable a Liberal-NDP coalition will be, as the two parties have agreed behind closed doors to a very short 11-day sitting of the Legislative Assembly.

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Yukon Party hears from Yukoners impacted by rent controls

WHITEHORSE – Currie Dixon, Leader of the Official Opposition, announced that the Yukon Party will launch a public consultation on the behind-closed-doors rent control policy that has created uncertainty and hardship for both tenants and landlords. Yukon Party MLAs have heard extensively from concerned landlords who are fearing for both their short and long-term financial situations and from tenants who fear they will be displaced or have already experienced dramatic rent increases.

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Official Opposition Names Shadow Cabinet

WHITEHORSE – Today, leader and Copperbelt North MLA Currie Dixon is pleased to announce critic roles for the official opposition to begin the 35th Yukon Legislative Assembly.

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YP Forces Liberals to Reconsider Changes to Individualized Education Plans

On Wednesday, during Opposition Private Members’ Business Day, the Yukon Party Official Opposition brought forward a motion for consideration by the Legislative Assembly regarding the shuffling of over 100 students from Individualized Education Plans. (IEPs)

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Statement from Opposition Mining Critic Scott Kent on the KZK Project

“The Yukon Party is troubled with the Government of Canada’s decision to refer the Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK) Project back to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) after four years in the process.

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Long-Term Care Residents Begin 2021 With Fee Hike

Thanks to a lump of coal from the Liberals this holiday season, residents in long-term care facilities in the Yukon are now paying more user fees.

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Yukon Party Offers Constructive Opposition During Fall Sitting

After 45 days, the bow is now on the 2020 Fall Sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

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Official Opposition Tables Legislation to Improve the Civil Emergency Measures Act

Over the course of this summer and fall, the Yukon Liberal government hid from accountability and refused to allow democratic oversight of their actions. They refused to allow the Legislature, to sit and refused to allow Committees to discuss issues or ministerial orders related to the pandemic.

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Liberals Vote Against Democratic Oversight and Sharing Information During a State of Emergency

On November 18, the Liberals used their majority to vote down a Yukon Party Official Opposition amendment that would have ensured all Members of the Legislative Assembly have the same information that informs the Government of Yukon’s decision on whether to implement and extend the current state of emergency.

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Dempster Fibre Delays Prompt 404 Error By Liberals

Yukoners, like the rest of the world, are relying more on internet connectivity. This has certainly been evident during the pandemic.

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