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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Premier Refuses to Fight for Carbon Tax Exemption for Yukon Trucking Industry

WHITEHORSE – Premier Silver has made it clear to Yukon’s trucking industry that he is not willing to fight for a carbon tax exemption for them.

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Electoral Reform Survey Doesn’t Ask Yukoners If They Prefer Current System

WHITEHORSE – The Liberal government’s electoral reform survey fails to ask Yukoners if they are satisfied with how we currently elect our governments, or if they even want change at all. Currently, the entire survey is framed to suggest that changes are required, rather than waiting to hear whether Yukoners want change.

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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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