Spring Legislative Sitting Wraps Up with Lack of Answers and Lack of Decorum from the Government

WHITEHORSE – The spring Legislative sitting wrapped up on Tuesday. During the 30 day sitting the Official Opposition held the government to account for their decisions over the past few months. 

Read more

Statement from the Official Opposition regarding Cancellation of Kluane Lake Fishing Derby

WHITEHORSE – In response to the cancellation of the popular annual Kluane Lake Fishing Derby, MLA for Kluane Wade Istchenko released the following statement:

Read more

Premier's Trip to Washington Unsuccessful

WHITEHORSE – After a week-long junket to Washington, D.C., Premier Silver is returning to Yukon with nothing but postcards and platitudes. The Premier is returning empty handed when it comes to issues he planned to raise for Yukoners, such as funding for the Shakwak Corridor. 

Read more

Carbon Tax Scheme to Increase Amount Yukoners Pay in GST

WHITEHORSE – A recent study from the Library of Parliament has found that goods and services taxes (GST) will be applied on top of the carbon tax.

Read more

Official Opposition Raises Issues with Patient and Visitor Access to Internet in Rural Hospitals

WHITEHORSE – Yesterday in Question Period, and with a Motion tabled in the House today, MLA Patti McLeod raised concerns from constituents regarding wireless internet access in rural hospitals for patients and visitors.

Read more

Week 6 Wrap Up

Government Grilled Over Priorities and Lack of Answers

On Monday, the Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA) raised concerns regarding the Minister of Education’s plans to cut the amount of Educational Assistants in schools. When asked about this issue by MLA Geraldine Van Bibber in Question Period, the Liberals refused to commit that there will not be a reduction in the amount of Educational Assistants next school year.  

Read more

Liberal Government Doesn’t Commit to Provide Support to Children with Type 1 Diabetes

WHITEHORSE – Yesterday, MLA for Copperbelt South Scott Kent brought the concerns of families caring for children with type 1 diabetes to the Legislative Assembly. 

Read more

Week 5 Wrap Up

Liberal Government Leaves Carbon Tax Exemptions on the Table, Abandons More Election Promises 

A week after it was revealed that the Liberal government was seeking renovations to their own offices, estimated to cost up to $400,000, the Official Opposition once again pushed the government for details on their budget and spending priorities.

Read more

Despite Possibility of Exemptions Premier Ideologically Committed to Carbon Tax Scheme

WHITEHORSE – This week, after the federal government confirmed that the possibility of an exemption to the carbon tax for Yukon is still on the table, the Official Opposition pressed the government to stand up for Yukon.

Read more

Official Opposition Attends 31st Annual Dawson City International Gold Show

WHITEHORSE – This past weekend, members of the Yukon Party Official Opposition attended the 31st Annual Dawson City International Gold Show to show their support for the placer mining industry and to highlight the Yukon Party’s continued commitment to stand up for mining and exploration in the territory. 

Read more