The First 100 Days

WHITEHORSE – Today, the Official Opposition would like to recognize that Monday, March 13th was the hundredth day in office for the new territorial government. While the government has only showed up to work in the Legislative Assembly for an hour and a half in these first 100 days, they have made a few decisions without legislative or public scrutiny.

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A Statement from Patti McLeod in Celebration of International Women’s Day

WHITEHORSE – In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Patti McLeod, Official Opposition critic for the Women’s Directorate and MLA for Watson Lake released the following statement:

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Statement from Stacey Hassard on New $53 Million Goldstrike and Newmont Mining Partnership

“Yesterday’s announcement by Goldstrike Resources Ltd. that Newmont Mining Corporation would be purchasing a majority stake in Goldstrike’s Plateau project is good news for Yukon.

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Official Opposition to Attend Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition will be sending a delegation to the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention (PDAC) in Toronto from March 6-8. 

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Statement from the Official Opposition in Celebration of Heritage Day

WHITEHORSE – Geraldine Van Bibber, Tourism & Culture Critic and MLA for Porter Creek North today issued the following statement regarding the celebration of Yukon Heritage Day:

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Geraldine Van Bibber Invested Into Order of Canada

WHITEHORSE –Stacey Hassard, interim leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement of congratulations to Geraldine Van Bibber for her investiture into the Order of Canada on February 17th:

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Official Opposition Urges Government to Include All Communities in Yukon Energy Consultations

WHITEHORSE – Yukon Energy recently travelled to several Yukon communities as part of their consultations on their action plan to address the territory’s electricity needs to the year 2035. The Official Opposition is encouraging the government to consult every Yukon community on the proposed Yukon Energy Resource Plan as it will potentially impact all Yukoners.

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Statistics Canada Census Misses Counting 2,326 Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition is calling on the Yukon Government to challenge the 2016 Census estimate of the Yukon’s population. If Statistics Canada’s population estimate is accepted, estimates show that in future fiscal years the Yukon could lose out on over $56.9 million in Territorial Formula Financing funding per year.

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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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