Yukon Party Raising Lot Development Concerns for Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is concerned the Minister of Community Services is transferring development risks to Yukoners purchasing lots in an attempt to compensate for delays. The reactionary Liberal government is far behind on their promise to deliver 1000 new lots during this mandate due to the Ministers’ decisions since the 2021 general election.

Yukon Party Focused Spring Sitting Issues on the Needs of Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition successfully pushed the concerns and priorities of Yukoners during the spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. Yukon Party MLAs looked for action on many issues highlighted as priorities by Yukoners, and Yukon businesses and organizations.

Liberals Disrespect Sport Community With Plans for New Elementary School

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is again calling on the Liberal government to reconsider the location of a replacement École Whitehorse Elementary School (EWES) and meaningfully consult with Yukoners on the new location. The renewed request follows a letter to the territorial Liberals from Softball Yukon and Sport Yukon who objected to the consultation process and raised serious concerns about the impacts on sport programs and sport tourism.

Citizens’ Assembly Concept Supported By Only 11 per cent of Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – Now that the Special Committee on Electoral Reform has tabled its final report, the Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling for the Liberal government to focus on issues that are a priority for more than 11 per cent of Yukon citizens. Over 82 per cent of Yukoners did not participate in the most recent survey.

Yukon Party Calls for Review of Rented Diesels by the Yukon Utilities Board

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling for the Yukon Government to direct the Yukon Utilities Board (YUB) to review the Liberal energy plan that locks in long-term reliance on rental diesel generators. The independent YUB is responsible for protecting Yukoners from inappropriate costs on their electricity bills and said last year that it was not satisfied renting diesels was a way to make up the territory’s energy shortfall.

Assurances Needed from YG as Federal Employees Set to Take Strike Action

WHITEHORSE – Unions representing federal government workers from departments such as the Canada Revenue Agency, Veterans Affairs, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada indicate they are prepared to walk off the job in support of contract negotiations. In light of this developing situation, the Yukon government needs to tell Yukoners how this will affect the services many rely on.

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