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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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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