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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Minister Mostyn is Caught Bending the Truth. Again.

WHITEHORSE – On May 27th the Yukon News reported on documents they obtained through an Access to Information request which showed that the Minister of Highways and Public Works misled the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

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Liberals Still Have No Plan to Reduce Unsafe Camping Practices

WHITEHORSE – On April 6th, the Liberal government, without receiving direction from the Chief Medical Officer, announced that campgrounds would be closed and would not reopen until June.

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The Legislature Must Return

WHITEHORSE – On May 27th, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association wrote to the Yukon Liberal government expressing concerns that some of the government’s actions may violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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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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