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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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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