Liberals Cut Support for First Time Home Buyers

WHITEHORSE – This week it was reported that the average cost of a home in Whitehorse has risen significantly. This comes at a time when the Liberal government has made cuts to several loan programs meant to help Yukoners, which will make homeownership more unattainable.

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Liberals Refuse to Rule Out $900 Health Care Premiums

WHITEHORSE – Despite many Yukoners already struggling to pay out of pocket for health services such as increased costs for medical travel, the Liberal government is currently consulting on whether or not Yukon should introduce health care premiums.

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MLAs to Debate Yukon Party Motion on Changes to Medical Travel Program

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition has called a motion to debate on Opposition Members’ day urging the government to make necessary changes to Yukon’s Medical Travel program. This will be the very first motion debated in the Legislature following the Liberals’ third Speech from the Throne.

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Premier Silver Abandons His Own Initiative in Favour of Trudeau Liberals

WHITEHORSE – Despite sending a letter to all federal party leaders only two weeks ago to seek their commitments to the North, ostensibly so he could decide which party will be best for Yukon, the Premier has decided to not wait or give anyone the opportunity to respond. On the afternoon of September 11th, only hours after the federal election began, CBC reported that the Premier has endorsed the local liberal candidate.

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Yukon Housing Minister’s Own Portfolio Contributes to Housing Shortage

WHITEHORSE – This week it was revealed by CKRW that the Department of Health and Social Services has been spending taxpayers’ money to hold a prime rental property off the market for at least 10 months. This comes at a time when the housing shortage in Whitehorse has grown significantly.

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Liberal Delays Result in Loss of Learning Spaces for Robert Service School

WHITEHORSE – Two portable classrooms at Robert Service School have been closed down due to the discovery of mould.

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Liberals Slow to Take Action but Quick to Take Credit on Shakwak

This is a letter to the editor from Wade Istchenko, MLA for Kluane. 

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US Senate Committee Paves Way for Renewed Shakwak Funding

WHITEHORSE – On July 30th the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) unanimously passed the most substantial highway legislation in United States history. This legislation contains a key provision that paves the way for renewed funding for the Shakwak portion of the Alaska Highway.

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Liberals Forget to Consult Stakeholders on Whistle Bend School Project

WHITEHORSE – The Liberal government has created unnecessary delays in the Whistle Bend School project after issuing a tender before consulting with key stakeholders. As a result, the tender was cancelled only 24 hours after being issued. 

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Liberals Refuse to Consult All Yukoners on Proposed Thermal Generation Facility

WHITEHORSE – Despite requests from the Official Opposition to extend consultations and hold open houses in all Yukon communities regarding the development of new thermal generation facility, the Yukon Liberals are once again leaving rural Yukon out in the cold.

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