Yukon Party Achieves Commitment to Consultation on Potential Changes to Smoke Free Places Act

WHITEHORSE – Today the Official Opposition gained unanimous consent for an amendment to a government motion committing the government to consult with Yukoners on the potential to include vaping under the Smoke-Free Places Act.

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Still No Action from Liberals on Daylight Saving Time

WHITEHORSE - Almost 8 months after the Legislature unanimously passed a Yukon Party motion urging the government to investigate the removal of Daylight Saving Time, the Liberals have not only done nothing on this file, but have even gone so far as to criticize the Official Opposition for bringing up the issue on behalf of Yukoners.

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Yukon Party Gains Unanimous Support for New Veterans Square

WHITEHORSE - Today Members of the Legislative Assembly voted unanimously to urge the Government to support the City of Whitehorse and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 254 as they work towards the development of a new Veterans Square in Whitehorse. This would be a space where large events and ceremonies could take place to honour Yukon’s veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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Once Again Liberals Provide No Plan to Reduce Rapidly Growing Cataract Surgery Waitlist

WHITEHORSE – On October 18th the Yukon Hospital Corporation informed the Legislative Assembly that the cataract surgery waitlist now exceeded 3 years with 350 Yukoners waiting for surgery.

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Liberals Don’t Know if Carbon Tax Will Achieve Environmental Goals

WHITEHORSE – On October 29th, Premier Silver confirmed on national television that the Yukon Liberals do not know whether the carbon tax scheme they’ve signed onto will actually reduce emissions and meet the environmental goals of the territory.

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Yukon Liberals Claim No Money for Medical Travel While Increasing Government Travel Allowance and Giving Premier a Raise

WHITEHORSE – Last year, the Official Opposition asked the Minister of Health and Social Services to increase the medical travel reimbursement rates so that they were more comparable to Government of Yukon travel rates for employees. At the time the government rate was double the amount per kilometer that is provided to Yukon patients on medical travel.

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Minister of Economic Development Snubs Federal Minister

WHITEHORSE – According to a report from The Globe and Mail, Yukon’s Minister of Economic Development skipped the October 25th federal-provincial-territorial internal trade meetings hosted in Vancouver by federal Minister Dominic Leblanc.

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Premier Needs to Put Yukoners First on Trip to Ottawa

WHITEHORSE – Tomorrow the Premier will be in Ottawa to meet with several federal Ministers. The Official Opposition is calling on him to take the opportunity and stand up for Yukoners by raising concerns with several federal initiatives that will negatively impact Yukon families.

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Yukon Party Supports Local Developers in Residential Land Sale

WHITEHORSE - Today the Yukon Liberal government voted against a Yukon Party amendment that would have prioritized Yukon developers in the potential sale of residential building lots.

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Liberals Provide No Plan to Reduce Rapidly Growing Cataract Surgery Waitlist

WHITEHORSE – On October 18th the Yukon Hospital Corporation informed the Legislative Assembly that the cataract surgery waitlist now exceeded 3 years with 350 Yukoners waiting for surgery.

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