Geraldine Van Bibber Invested Into Order of Canada

WHITEHORSE –Stacey Hassard, interim leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement of congratulations to Geraldine Van Bibber for her investiture into the Order of Canada on February 17th:

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Official Opposition Urges Government to Include All Communities in Yukon Energy Consultations

WHITEHORSE – Yukon Energy recently travelled to several Yukon communities as part of their consultations on their action plan to address the territory’s electricity needs to the year 2035. The Official Opposition is encouraging the government to consult every Yukon community on the proposed Yukon Energy Resource Plan as it will potentially impact all Yukoners.

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Statistics Canada Census Misses Counting 2,326 Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition is calling on the Yukon Government to challenge the 2016 Census estimate of the Yukon’s population. If Statistics Canada’s population estimate is accepted, estimates show that in future fiscal years the Yukon could lose out on over $56.9 million in Territorial Formula Financing funding per year.

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Official Opposition Questions Sustainability of Healthcare Deal Signed by Yukon Government

WHITEHORSE – Yesterday a report was released by a University of Ottawa think tank that suggests that the new healthcare funding levels offered by the federal government to the provinces and territories are insufficient to meet the increasing pressures on provincial and territorial health care systems. This means that jurisdictions may be forced to reduce health services provided.

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Official Opposition Questions Government Motives Regarding Housing Board

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition is calling on the government for an explanation as to why it simultaneously fired five members of the Housing Corporation Board of Directors without any notice. 

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Yukon Party Official Opposition to Attend 2017 Mineral Exploration Roundup

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition will be sending a delegation to the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup.

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Official Opposition Responds to Northern Healthcare Agreement

WHITEHORSE – Today the federal government announced that it has signed a health funding agreement with the three territories. In response to this, Stacey Hassard, Leader of the Official Opposition released the following statement:

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Yukon Premier Fails to Stand Up for Yukoners Against the Carbon Tax

WHITEHORSE – Today Premier Silver agreed to bring in a new tax on Yukon families and businesses. In response to this, Stacey Hassard, Leader of the Official Opposition released the following statement:

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Yukon Party Official Opposition Calls to Question New Federal Tax on Health and Dental Benefits

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition is seeking clarity on recent reports that the federal government is considering a tax on private health and dental plans for Canadians.

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Premier Sandy Silver Needs to Make Food Security in the North a Priority at Upcoming First Ministers Meeting

WHITEHORSE – Following a recent report and presentation by a University of Toronto researcher, it is clear that those living in Northern Canada are still struggling to buy groceries and feed their families, yet the costs aren’t going down anytime soon. 

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