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The Yukon Party is beginning the first full week of the 2021 territorial election campaign by unveiling the framework of its platform Action for a Change.
Leader Currie Dixon made the announcement accompanied by Geraldine Van Bibber, the Yukon Party candidate for Porter Creek North. The Yukon Party’s Action Plan is comprised of three pillars: Economic Recovery, Supporting Yukon Families, and Safe and Growing Communities. The pillars will be supported by the foundation of Good Governance.
During the launch, Dixon unveiled some of the actions a Yukon Party government will take to kickstart the territory’s economic recovery and provide clarity to Yukoners, their families, and Yukon businesses. Those include:
- Working with the CMOH and his office to deliver a clear path forward for a safe reopening that includes timelines and benchmarks to ensure that decisions are open and transparent and to provide certainty to Yukoners.
- Simplifying and streamlining existing short-term relief programs by adopting a one-window approach to access them.
- Reversing the cuts to the Yukon Business Relief Program and restore the $100,000 cap.
- Remove uncertainty around short-term relief programs by extending them for one year or until economic restrictions are relaxed.
- Extend the 25 per cent discount for liquor licenses for one year and amend the current program so that it applies equally to all licensees throughout the territory.
- Work collaboratively with the business community to address the rising cost of insurance in the North.
- Immediately enhance and accelerate the distribution of tourism relief funding by increasing the amount per year by 50 per cent.
- Creating a brand-new fund for tourism product development and existing project rejuvenation.
- Work with the tourism industry to highlight to Yukoners all the economic and social benefits the industry provides to our community.
Other focuses of Yukon’s economic recovery will include attracting new visitation to the Yukon by promoting the territory as a sport-event destination including beginning the process to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games.
“This election is going to be about who Yukoners trust to lead the territory out of the pandemic and into a prosperous future,” Dixon said. “In the short-term we need to ensure our small businesses can survive and we will do this by providing certainty, transparency, and accountability through a clear and consistent path forward. Yukoners have told us they want Action for a Change and our team is ready to deliver.”
Today’s announcement is only one piece of the Yukon Party’s Action Plan, which will be unveiled over the coming days and weeks.