Official Opposition Calls for Continuation of Sled Ed

WHITEHORSE - The Official Opposition is calling on the government to confirm whether it has cut a popular school program amid calls for its reinstatement from Whitehorse students.

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Liberal Cannabis Act Will Grow Government

WHITEHORSE – Over the last two months, the Official Opposition has highlighted that the Liberal government’s approach to regulating and managing cannabis through Bill 15: Cannabis Control and Regulation Act will grow government while increasing the costs to taxpayers.

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Documents Confirm Premier Misled Yukoners about the Carbon Tax

WHITEHORSE – Today the Official Opposition tabled documents in the Legislative Assembly showing that the Premier promised Yukoners during the election that each individual would receive all of their money back from the carbon tax scheme. The documents, which are a series of private social media messages from the Premier, indicate that during the election he was actively telling Yukoners that everyone would get all their money back.

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Yukoners to Be Taxed on Tax; All Carbon Tax Revenues Won’t Be Returned

WHITEHORSE - A leaked federal government document has confirmed that Yukoners will not get back all the revenue generated from the carbon tax scheme. This is a direct contradiction of the Premier’s promise.

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Yukon Liberal Government Breaks Promise to Give 100% of Carbon Tax Back

WHITEHORSE – Today, the Premier made it clear that he has no intention to keep a key election promise to return every dollar spent by Yukoners on his carbon tax scheme. He further suggested that any Yukoner who believed this promise was naïve.

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Liberal Carbon Tax Could Cost Placer Mines Over $200,000

WHITEHORSE – Placer mining is a significant economic cornerstone of Yukon. Unfortunately the new Liberal carbon tax will make this industry less viable by making the diesel fuel it relies on more expensive.

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More Questions than Answers on $26 Million Liberal Carbon Tax Scheme

WHITEHORSE – When it comes to details on the $26 million carbon tax scheme, there are still more questions than answers.

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Yukon Liberals Refuse to Share Details on Infrastructure Funding Submissions Worth $470 Million

WHITEHORSE - The Official Opposition is calling on the Yukon Liberals to share details regarding applications for federal infrastructure funding totaling approximately $470 million of taxpayers’ dollars. Assuming a typical cost-share arrangement of 75% provided by Ottawa and 25% provided by Yukon, the total value of these projects is nearly $627 million - with $157 million coming from the Government of Yukon.

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Liberals Vote to Grow Government Through Government-run Cannabis Corporation

WHITEHORSE - Today, the Yukon Liberal government used their majority to defeat a Yukon Party motion asking the government to abandon their plans to grow government through government-run retail and distribution of cannabis.

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Liberals’ Infrastructure Plans Disadvantage Rural Yukon

“The government should be looking at how it can do more for our communities, not less.”

WHITEHORSE – Yesterday it was revealed by the Official Opposition that despite previous claims by the Minister of Community Services, the Yukon Liberal government is making changes to the funding formula for federal money going towards infrastructure projects, a move that will negatively impact rural communities.

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