A Yukon Party motion calling on the government to do more to support the aviation industry has passed unanimously with amendments.
The Yukon Party brought forward this motion to urge the government to take new action to support Yukon’s aviation industry that is struggling during this challenging time. The motion passed after a heated debate that resulted in the government reversing their original position.
The motion as amended reads:
THAT this House urges the Government of Yukon to recognize the economic benefits and essential services to Yukon communities provided by the local aviation industry by taking actions to support it during the pandemic, including:
- Ensuring that air travel funded by the government to southern destinations be with a local air carrier when possible
- Ensuring that every government initiative that involves air travel include strong provisions to mandate the use of local aviation companies; and
- Support the development of meaningful interline travel agreements between Air North and mainline carriers
The passage of this motion, introduced by Porter Creek North MLA Geraldine Van Bibber, is one-step to help this vital northern industry come out on the other side of this pandemic in one piece.