Consultation on New Thermal Facility Was Too Short and Excluded Rural Yukon

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition has written to the Liberal Government requesting that they extend their consultation on a new thermal generation facility and to allow for open houses in all Yukon communities to ensure all Yukoners are given the opportunity to be heard.

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Investment in Rural Yukon Not a Priority for Yukon Liberals

WHITEHORSE – Last month, Watson Lake MLA Patti McLeod tabled a petition signed by 373 Yukoners which asks the government to install highway lighting on a section of the Robert Campbell Highway. In the Liberal’s response to the petition, they again refused to invest in this important project.

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Flawed Liberal Tourism Strategy Leaves a Million Tourists on the Yukon’s Doorstep

WHITEHORSE – This weekend it was reported by CBC that Skagway is anticipating around a million cruise ship passengers this summer. This represents a huge opportunity for the Yukon tourism industry and private sector economy, and is a market that the Government of Yukon should be actively courting.

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Liberal Government Cuts Funding for Whitehorse Trolley, First Time Homeowners, and Highway Maintenance

WHITEHORSE – The Liberal government has decided that funding the Whitehorse Trolley is not a priority for them, and as a result it will not run this summer.

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Spring Sitting Did Not Allow Enough Time to Debate Health and Education

WHITEHORSE – During the 2019 Spring Sitting, the Liberal Government did not allow sufficient time to debate the departmental budgets for Health and Social Services and Education.

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Yukon Party Motion to Improve Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Passes in Yukon Legislature

WHITEHORSE – This week, a Yukon Party Official Opposition motion calling on the Government of Canada to improve the reporting and mitigation of adverse drug reactions in Canada received unanimous support in the Legislative Assembly. The motion was tabled by Yukon Party MLA Scott Kent on April 18th, 2019.

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Motion to Improve Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Tabled in Yukon Legislature

WHITEHORSE – On April 18, 2019, the Official Opposition tabled a motion in the Yukon Legislative Assembly to call on the Government of Canada to improve the reporting and mitigation of adverse drug reactions in Canada.

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Road Safety Not a Priority for the Yukon Liberals

WHITEHORSE – The Minister of Highways has made it clear to Yukoners that the safety of roads and highways in their communities is not high on the list of Liberal budget priorities.

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Liberals Cut Highway Maintenance Budget

WHITEHORSE – According to the 2019-2020 Budget documents, the Yukon Liberal Government has cut the territory’s highway maintenance budget by $2.5 million this fiscal year.

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Liberals Stack the Deck in Their Favour on Electoral Reform

WHITEHORSE – The Liberals have launched a flawed and biased electoral reform process that excludes the other elected political parties of the Legislative Assembly.

The Official Opposition has a number of concerns with this process.

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