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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition

WHITEHORSE – Following the news of an explosion during a concert in Manchester, UK this evening, Official Opposition Leader Stacey Hassard released the following statement:

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Cost Estimates for Cabinet Office Renovations Up to $400,000

WHITEHORSE – Access to Information documents obtained by the Official Opposition show that at the same time the Liberal Government is planning to go into debt and run massive deficits they have been entertaining significant renovations to their own offices, which could cost taxpayers up to $400,000.

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Premier Silver’s Carbon Tax Scheme to Raise the Cost of Gasoline by close to 12 cents a litre

WHITEHORSE – Today, further details on the carbon tax scheme that Premier Silver signed onto were released. In response, Official Opposition Economic Development Critic Scott Kent released the following statement:

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Week 3 Summary

Government Plays Blame Game and Tries to Shut Down Debate; Official Opposition Highlights Liberal Lack of Transparency

WHITEHORSE – Last week, the Official Opposition pressed the government on their growing list of broken promises, poor fiscal management, and their unwillingness to take responsibility for their own decisions. 

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Government Breaks Suite of Promises to Small Businesses

WHITEHORSE – Today the Government was pressed by the Official Opposition on their growing list of broken election promises.

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