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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Premier Asked Straightforward Question 9 Times, Won’t Rule Out Cuts to Yukon Hospital Corporation

WHITEHORSE - Today in Question Period, the Premier was asked directly to rule out budget cuts to the Yukon Hospital Corporation nine times and refused to do so.

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Official Opposition Calls for Meaningful Consultation on Coroners Act

WHITEHORSE - As indicated in a briefing with officials, the Yukon Liberal government did not properly consult a number of important stakeholders prior to tabling Bill No. 27: Coroners Act, including first responders and health professionals.

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Yukon Party Motion Urging the Government to Review School Busing Policies Passes

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party motion urging the government to review school busing policies passed today with amendments. The Yukon Party brought forward this motion following concerns from Yukon families and CBC’s The Fifth Estate investigative report on school bus safety.

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