Liberal-NDP Coalition Sinks Territory Deeper into Net Debt

WHITEHORSE – On Thursday, the Liberal government tabled their second territorial budget under Premier Ranj Pillai. The net debt figures show Pillai and the Liberal-NDP agreement are adding historic levels of net debt and bleeding the Yukon dry of money.

Liberals Turn Former High Country Inn Into Boondoggle

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is concerned that a long-delayed housing project at the old High Country Inn on 4th Avenue in Whitehorse is far over budget and now a boondoggle for Yukon taxpayers after Premier Ranj Pillai went back on his word. At the Yukon Chamber of Commerce budget lunch in the spring of 2023, the Premier responded to a question on the issue and made it very clear that the Yukon Government was not going to invest any further money into the project.

Hospital Wait Times Grow Worse as Funding Shortage Continues

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is concerned about the state of the territory’s health care system, and the financial situation with Yukon Hospitals that is causing a health care crisis. MLAs have heard from Yukoners about growing Emergency Room wait times at Whitehorse General Hospital, and lack of access to a hospital bed.

Liberals’ Special Warrant Shows Continued Financial Mismanagement

WHITEHORSE – On Thursday, the eve of a long weekend for many Yukoners, the Liberal government issued a Special Warrant to cover unbudgeted spending in the departments of Health and Social Services and Highways and Public Works for the rest of the 2023-2024 fiscal year. Special warrants are issued by the cabinet as an order-in-council and are done without legislative oversight.

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