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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Liberals Water Down Commitment to Review Medical Travel

WHITEHORSE – After committing to a review to improve the medical travel program last March, the Liberals have now watered down this commitment.

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Liberals Need to Explain Why $900,000 Contract Was Sole-Sourced Outside

WHITEHORSE - The Liberal Government needs to explain why a contract worth over $900,000 was sole-sourced to an outside company without giving Yukon contractors an opportunity to bid. 

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Questions Remain For Premier After Star Candidate Pleads Guilty for Elections Act Violations

Whitehorse – Today a star candidate from Premier Silver’s election campaign team became the first person found guilty of violations against Yukon’s Elections Act. 

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Minister of Housing’s Hypocrisy Exposed

WHITEHORSE – Last year, Minister of Housing Pauline Frost fired five members of the Yukon Housing Corporation Board of Directors before their terms were up and without sufficient notice, leaving the board unable to operate. 

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Liberal Government Creates Uncertainty for Yukon Hunters

WHITEHORSE - Less than 24 hours before the start of this year’s hunting season, the Liberal government announced that all permits drawn for Finlayson caribou in the Ross River area were cancelled due to concerns about population. The Liberals did not consult with hunters or the Yukon Fish and Game Association prior to this last-minute announcement, nor have they provided any clear scientific evidence suggesting that this move was required.

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Official Opposition Calls for Extended Consultation on Changes to Quartz Mining Act

WHITEHORSE – Amid rising concerns from industry, the Official Opposition is calling on the Yukon Liberal Government to extend their consultation on proposed changes to the Quartz Mining Act to November 30, 2018.

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Official Opposition Convinces Government to Review Permit Hunt System

WHITEHORSE – After over a year of lobbying from the Official Opposition and chronic inaction from the Minister of Environment, the Yukon Liberal Government has finally agreed to launch an independent audit on the Yukon Permit Hunt Authorization lottery system.

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