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Territorial Liberals Need To Reject Divisive Federal Gun Confiscation Plan

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling on all candidates in the territorial Liberal leadership election to reject the divisive approach taken by the Trudeau Liberals regarding firearms and speak up against the amendments to Bill C-21 that will target law-abiding gun owners in the Yukon.

Yukon Party Renews Call for Removal of Federal Beer Tax

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling on the territorial Liberal government to help the Yukon’s tourism and hospitality sector by supporting a Yukon Party request for the federal government to suspend the Alcohol Escalator Tax.

New Report Confirms More Action Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

WHITEHORSE – The recently released Yukon Health Status Report 2021 is painting a tragic picture of the Yukon’s opioid crisis, and it is clear the current Liberal government’s approach is not working. The report shows our territory had the highest rate of fatalities as a percentage of the population of any jurisdiction in Canada.

Uncertain Future: Liberals Out of Touch and Out of Ideas as Fall Sitting Closes

WHITEHORSE – The focus of the 2022 fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly for the Yukon Party Official Opposition was on the inflation crisis and the rising cost of living for Yukoners. Unfortunately, as their minds shifted to a leadership campaign, Liberal Ministers failed to provide adequate solutions or relief for Yukoners.

Legislative Assembly Urges Premier to Seek Advice of Conflicts Commissioner

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Legislative Assembly has passed a motion from the Yukon Party Official Opposition directing the Premier to seek the advice of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner in relation to the dealings of the former Minister of Health and Social Services in regard to a project in Old Crow.

Yukon Party Supports New Stat Holiday; Removal of Current Stat Holiday

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition have voted to support Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Call to Action number 80 as outlined in the 94 Calls to Action. The Yukon NDP brought forward Bill 305, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Act to establish September 30 as a statutory holiday in the Yukon.

Implementation of Philippines MOU Still Incomplete

WHITEHORSE – Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of the Philippines in March 2022, the Liberal government has yet to formalize the Terms of Reference with a joint committee to put the MOU into action.

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