WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party is pleased to see a commitment by the federal government to provide funding for the Yukon Resource Gateway Project.
This project was a key priority of the previous Yukon Party government which undertook significant efforts to promote and lobby the federal government to support the project. That these efforts ultimately contributed to today’s announcement is positive news for all Yukoners.
“While in Government we made this project a major priority in all discussions with the federal government as it should directly stimulate mining activity while providing economic benefits and jobs to Yukoners,” said Scott Kent, Official Opposition critic for Mining.
“These efforts included regular meetings with federal officials and Ministers including a trip in 2016 to Ottawa in which representatives of Yukon’s mining community were included to promote this project directly to the federal government,” added Kent. “I want to thank and congratulate everyone involved in the development of this proposal including the hardworking officials, the Department of Highways and Public Works, and the affected First Nations.”