News

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.

Liberals Lock the Yukon Into a Rented Diesel Future

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Utilities Board (YUB) has confirmed that the Liberal government’s energy plan has cemented a future where Yukoners will be paying for rented diesel power generation into the 2030s in order to meet the territory’s increased energy needs.

Utilities Board Says Atlin Project Likely to Increase Electricity Rates

WHITEHORSE – Yukon’s independent utility regulator, the Yukon Utilities Board, has issued a scathing assessment of the Yukon Liberal’s plans for the Atlin Hydro project. The report, sent to the Liberal Cabinet on October 18, 2022, indicates that the project is very likely to cause electricity rates for Yukoners to increase.

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