Yukon Liberals Break Key Election Promise on Procurement

WHITEHORSE - As we enter the second week of 2019, it’s clear now that the Yukon Liberals have broken a key election promise to Yukoners. 

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Lack of Answers on Carbon Tax Creates Uncertainty for Municipal Governments and Businesses

WHITEHORSE – At Whitehorse City Council this week, it was revealed that the Yukon Liberal Government has still not provided information about the carbon tax to municipal governments that will help them plan their own budgets.

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Liberals Wait Until After Legislature Rises to Announce Permit Hunt Review

WHITEHORSE - To avoid being asked about the Permit Hunt Lottery Review, the Yukon Liberal Government purposely waited until after the Legislature rose to announce it.

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Liberals Wait Until After Legislature Rises to Release Tourism Strategy

WHITEHORSE – After a fall legislative sitting where the Minister of Tourism was unable to answer questions about the Tourism Strategy or tourism’s contribution to GDP, the Liberals have evaded having their new strategy subject to scrutiny in the Legislature. It’s clear now they are doing this because the document contradicts claims made earlier by the Minister.

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Premier Gets Failing Grade from His Own Department; Still Demands Pay Raise

WHITEHORSE – While the Liberals seek to give the Premier a pay raise, the leaked results of a public service engagement survey show that confidence in the senior leadership of the Liberal government has dropped drastically since 2016.

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Carbon Tax Exempts Coal and Offshore Oil and Gas

WHITEHORSE – While costs on Yukon families will drastically increase to pay for the Liberal carbon tax scheme, New Brunswick coal plants will be given an exemption. Further, offshore oil and gas in Newfoundland will also be given a break from the carbon tax.

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Liberals Mislead Yukoners on Free Radon Testing Kits

WHITEHORSE –Yesterday the Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation told Yukoners that her department would provide free radon testing kits in areas of Whitehorse that have had high amounts of radon detected in residential homes in their neighbourhoods. This was quickly proven to be false.

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Despite Exemption Aviation Companies Still Subject to Carbon Tax Administrative Burden

WHITEHORSE – Despite the Yukon Liberal government’s claims that local aviation companies will be fully exempt from the Liberal carbon tax scheme, it has been revealed that these companies will still be subject to the reporting requirements under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA)

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Premier Highlights Yukon Party's Plan to Tackle Climate Change without a Carbon Tax

Now, yes, the members opposite (Yukon Party) had a plan as far as trying to reduce emissions, but the members opposite never had a plan for putting a price on carbon."

– Premier Silver, Yukon Legislative Assembly, November 15, 2018

WHITEHORSE - The Yukon Premier is giving a shout out to the Yukon Party for their comprehensive plan to address climate change by reducing emissions and growing the economy without increasing the cost of everything with a carbon tax.

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Liberals Miss Construction Deadline for Resource Gateway Project by Almost 6 Months and Counting

WHITEHORSE – On September 2, 2017, Premier Silver participated in a photo-op announcing an investment in the Resource Gateway Project.

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