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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Two Days Away from Legalization, Liberals Unable to Answer Important Questions

WHITEHORSE – With just two days left until the legalization of cannabis in Canada, the Yukon Liberal government is unable to provide answers to Yukoners with respect to workplace health and safety as well as enforcement.

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Liberals Reaffirm Infrastructure Plans That Disadvantage Rural Yukon

WHITEHORSE – This Spring the Official Opposition brought to light that the Yukon Liberal government is making changes to the funding formula for federal money going towards infrastructure projects that will negatively impact rural communities.

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Premier Gives Himself a Raise

WHITEHORSE - Today, the Yukon Liberal government tabled Bill 25, Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act (2018) – which will give the Premier a pay raise.

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