Week 2 Legislature Summary

Official Opposition Presses Government on Plunging Yukon into Big Debt and Refusal to Provide Details on Financial Advisory Panel

WHITEHORSE – The second full week of the Spring 2017 Legislative Sitting was the first full week that the Liberal Government had to defend their plan for big debt and big deficit. 

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Liberal Government Sets Yukon on Path of Debt and Deficit

WHITEHORSE – In response to the tabling of Yukon’s 2017/18 budget and delivery of the budget speech, Official Opposition Leader Stacey Hassard released the following statement:

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Government Amends Election Promise

WHITEHORSE – Today the Official Opposition brought forward a motion for debate to ask the government to live up to their broken election promise to ensure any tenders for projects that are seasonally dependent be tendered no later than March of each year. As we are 26 days past the due date of this promise, the time for the government to tender these contracts is now.

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Still No Answers from Government on Cost of Carbon Tax

WHITEHORSE - In Question Period today, the Official Opposition continued to press the government on what analysis, if any, they have done with regards to the economic impacts the carbon tax will have on Yukon businesses and families.

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Government Has Not Done Economic Analysis on the Impacts of Their Carbon Tax on Tourism Industry

WHITEHORSE - Today during Question Period it was established that before agreeing to usher a carbon tax into Yukon, the Premier did not complete an economic analysis on the financial impacts the carbon tax would have on Yukon’s tourism sector. Additionally, documents obtained by the Official Opposition indicate that the Premier has not undertaken any economic analysis of impacts on the tourism sector since he signed onto the carbon tax in December. 

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Statement from Scott Kent on Barrick Gold Investment in ATAC Resources Ltd.

WHITEHORSE - “We are very pleased to hear today’s announcement that Barrick Gold Corporation has invested $8.3 million in ATAC Resources Ltd. to acquire interest in the Rackla Gold Project here in Yukon.

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A Statement on the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge

WHITEHORSE – In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9th, Leader of the Official Opposition Stacey Hassard released the following statement:

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Official Opposition Will Seek 40 Day Legislative Sitting

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition will be seeking to have the upcoming spring sitting last the legislated maximum of 40 days.

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Statement on World Autism Awareness Day

WHITEHORSE – In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, Opposition Critic for Health and Social Services Patti McLeod released the following statement:

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Official Opposition Announces Plan to Save Taxpayers’ Money

WHITEHORSE – Today, the Yukon Party Official Opposition announced that, in the interests of Yukon taxpayers, it will rent an Ottawa condo for Premier Sandy Silver.

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