WHITEHORSE – Nowhere is the connection between the environment and the economy more apparent than when it comes to climate change. Significant investments in energy efficiency retrofits have created a growing industry that not only reduces greenhouse gases but creates more economic opportunities and jobs.
WHITEHORSE – The pandemic has hit students, families, and teachers hard. Students are not only dealing with the stress of the pandemic but also trying to navigate the process of getting an education that is usually delivered in-person.
MT. SIMA INDUSTRIAL PARK, YUKON – The Yukon Party team is announcing another plank in their plan to give Yukoners Action for a Change and lead the territory out of the pandemic and into a prosperous future.
WHITEHORSE – Our economy has been hit hard by the pandemic and unemployment has grown significantly. The economic recovery of the territory will be the primary challenge for a new Yukon government. While short-term relief is required to help businesses survive, it has become clear that fresh and bold new action is required to diversify and make our economy more resilient.
WHITEHORSE – 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.
On Friday, the Yukon Liberals announced that they are sending Yukoners to the polls in a snap election. The 2021 Yukon general election comes as Yukoners marked one year of a global pandemic on Thursday, and one week since the Liberals extended the State of Emergency for another 90 days without democratic oversight.
WHITEHORSE – Nominations have now closed in three ridings for the Yukon Party: in Porter Creek North, Porter Creek Centre, and Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes. The party is thrilled to welcome three people from diverse backgrounds to the team.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Darius Elias. Darius was a champion for his community of Old Crow and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation during his time in the Legislative Assembly. He was a leader, a colleague, and a friend, and he will be missed.
The Yukon Party is troubled with the Government of Canada’s decision to refer the Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK) Project back to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) after four years in the process.