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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Yukon Party Stands Up for Lawful Firearms Owners in Yukon

WHITEHORSE – Yesterday the Official Opposition tabled a motion in the Legislative Assembly bringing forward concerns raised by Yukoners on federal bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulation in relation to firearms.

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Yukon Liberals Need to Rethink Plans for Cannabis that Grow Government and Increase Costs to Taxpayers

WHITEHORSE - The Official Opposition is again calling on the Yukon Liberal government to rethink their plans to grow government through government-run distribution and retail of cannabis. Instead the government should allow Yukon’s private sector to immediately take the lead on retail and distribution following the legalization of cannabis.

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Yukon Liberals Contradict Own News Release on Procurement Promises

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition is asking the Yukon Liberals to explain contradictory statements about the status of the Procurement Advisory Panel recommendations. 

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Liberals Amend Premier’s Own Motion Seeking Infrastructure Information

WHITEHORSE - During motion debate yesterday, the Liberal government amended an opposition motion seeking all applications of infrastructure funding submitted to Canada.

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MLAs Vote in Favour of Yukon Party Proposal to Increase Support for Renewable Energy Initiatives

WHITEHORSE – Today the Official Opposition was able to have an amendment to a government motion passed which calls for greater support of renewable energy initiatives in Yukon. 

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Yukon Party Convinces Government to Conduct Medical Travel Review

WHITEHORSE – The Official Opposition has successfully convinced the government to begin a review of the existing medical travel program for Yukoners. This was achieved through debate on a motion brought forward by Watson Lake MLA Patti McLeod.

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Yukon MLAs Unanimously Pass Motion to Look at Elimination of Daylight Saving Time

WHITEHORSE – Today Yukon MLAs unanimously passed a motion that will commit the government to investigate the possibility of eliminating Daylight Saving Time in Yukon. The debate occurred this afternoon during Opposition Motion Day. The Liberals amended the motion to remove mention of consultation.

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Liberals Cut Women’s Equality Fund by $80,000

WHITEHORSE – Premier Silver’s second budget has cut the Women’s Equality Fund from $300,000 to $220,000.

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