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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Official Opposition Calls on Premier to Push for Carbon Tax Exemption in Yukon

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition is calling on Premier Sandy Silver to build on the work of the Yukon Party and stand up for Yukon families by fighting for an exemption for Yukon from the carbon tax at the upcoming First Ministers’ Meeting on December 8th in Ottawa.

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Interim Leader Announces Opposition Shadow Cabinet

WHITEHORSE – Stacey Hassard, leader of the Official Opposition and interim leader of the Yukon Party, today unveiled the Shadow Cabinet of the Official Opposition.

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Yukon Party Official Opposition Sworn In

WHITEHORSE - Today, amongst family and friends, Yukon Party MLAs were sworn in as Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Yukon Legislative Assembly.

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