Official Opposition Submits Input on Technical Paper on Carbon Taxes

WHITEHORSE – Last week, Yukon’s Official Opposition submitted input to the federal government in response to their technical paper on carbon taxes.

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A Statement in Recognition of the 150th Anniversary of Canada

WHITEHORSE – In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s confederation, Official Opposition Leader Stacey Hassard released the following statement:

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Majority of Yukon Small Businesses Opposed to Carbon Tax

WHITEHORSE – A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), who represents over 200 small and medium-sized businesses in Yukon, found that 88% of respondents opposed a carbon tax scheme in the territory.

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Government Admits Accurate Population Numbers Influence Federal Transfer Payments

WHITEHORSE – It seems the Premier is wrong about the value of an accurate population count.

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Premier Needs to Back Up Words with Action

WHITEHORSE – As Premier Silver and Minister Pillai travel to Ontario to talk about Yukon being a good place for mineral exploration and investment they apparently are unaware that actions speak louder than words.

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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. 

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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:

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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