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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Liberals Vote Against Capital Plan that Includes Details and Promotes Certainty and Accountability

WHITEHORSE – Today the Liberal government voted against an Official Opposition proposal that would see the Legislative Assembly support a five-year capital plan that includes real and quantifiable details while promoting certainty and accountability.

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Liberal Budget Grows Government; Fails to Support Private Sector

WHITEHORSE – In response to the tabling of the Yukon government 2018-19 Budget, Leader of the Official Opposition Stacey Hassard released the following statement:

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Official Opposition Responds to Liberal Cannabis Plans Which Will Grow Government

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is outlining an alternative vision for the regulation and control of cannabis that limits the growth of the territorial government while creating opportunities for the private sector. The Yukon Liberal’s plan will grow the size of government and will only allow a private “off-sales” model at an undisclosed date in the future, which will still be required to compete against government sales.

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Delays Mean Missed Opportunities for Local Contractors

WHITEHORSE – On April 7, 2017, Yukon signed onto the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) which allows the territory to choose 10 projects a year up to $1 million to exempt from national procurement and limit to local competition. Despite this being 322 days ago, the Liberals still have not identified all of the 10 projects for this fiscal year. This delay is preventing local companies from benefitting from this provision.

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Hassard Announces Changes to Official Opposition Critic Portfolios

WHITEHORSE – Stacey Hassard, leader of the Official Opposition, today announced changes to the Shadow Cabinet of the Official Opposition.

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