Liberals Unable to Say How Much Has Been Spent on COVID Response

WHITEHORSE – On July 29th during the government’s weekly press conference, the Premier was asked how much the Government of Yukon has spent on its pandemic response so far. He was unable or unwilling to provide an answer to this important question.

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Yukon Party Proposes All Party Committee to Examine Education Reopening Plan

WHITEHORSE – Today the Yukon Party Official Opposition sent a letter to Liberal Education Minister McPhee, calling on the government to recall the Legislature by August 6th to allow for the creation of an All-Party Select Committee to examine the Liberal government’s education reopening plan.

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Long Delayed Agricultural Policy Finally Announced

WHITEHORSE – A public engagement on the updated Yukon Agriculture Policy was completed by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in the summer of 2018.

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Yukon Party Calls On Liberals to Consult Parents and Teachers on School Reopening

WHITEHORSE – Last week, the Liberal government announced that they had decided they were going to make significant changes to the 2020-21 school year. However, it quickly became clear that the Liberals made these decisions in isolation and without any consultation or regard for the opinions of parents, students, or teachers.

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Resource Gateway Project Delayed 7 Years

WHITEHORSE - On September 2nd, 2017, Premier Silver participated in a photo-op announcing an investment in the Resource Gateway Project. Since that time the Liberals have missed several key milestones for this project.

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Yukon Party Announces New Critic Roles

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party today announced new critic roles for the Official Opposition.

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New Study Points to Massive Job Losses and Economic Downturn

WHITEHORSE - “Business as usual.” 

That’s how Yukon’s Minister of Tourism and Culture referred to this year’s tourism season on March 9th when opposition asked her what the Liberal government was doing to protect the economy given the pending collapse of the cruise industry and tourism sector due to COVID-19. At the time, it was already clear how off-base the Minister was.

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Abuse of Power Continues as Liberals Double Debt Limit and Extend Civil State of Emergency

WHITEHORSE – Shortly after the Yukon Liberal government was called out for potentially violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, their abuse of power continues as the government’s debt limit was doubled without any legislative oversight or public scrutiny.

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Yukon Liberals May Be Violating Charter of Rights and Freedoms

WHITEHORSE – Earlier this week, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced that it was rolling back its border restrictions to more closely align with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The NWT’s previous border restrictions are similar to the Yukon’s current restrictions.

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Yukon Party Supports Requests for More Flexible Patio Rules

WHITEHORSE – Today, the Yukon Party sent a letter to the government in support of a number of local restaurants who have requested the ability to create or expand outdoor dining areas. Recognizing the urgency of these requests, the Yukon Party also offered to work collaboratively with the government to quickly recall the Legislature and pass any legislation required to support these local small businesses.

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