WHITEHORSE – In April 2021, the Liberal government put an abrupt end to midwifery services by banning unlicensed midwives from offering care in the Yukon. The announcement, made just ahead of a snap election call by the Premier, came even though the government was not ready to offer midwifery services themselves.
WHITEHORSE - The Yukon Party is raising concerns about the appointment of a former Liberal Party candidate as the Chief Medical Officer of Health. This follows the recent decision of the Yukon’s former Chief Medical Officer of Health revealing his own partisanship and becoming a Liberal MP in the 2021 election. In making this appointment the Yukon Liberals have continued their trend of politicizing the supposedly independent office while undermining public confidence in the office.
“The Yukon Party Official Opposition is requesting that the Liberal government hold a media briefing to provide an update on the current flood situation throughout the territory.
While the price of fuel has been steadily increasing over the past several months, the recent jump above 2.00 dollars a litre for regular gasoline was crushing for many Yukoners. The surging price of gas and diesel is having a real impact on the life of just about every single Yukoner. Fuel prices have obvious direct impacts on Yukoners’ everyday cost of living, as the vast majority rely on vehicles for transportation; but there are also indirect impacts that are concerning.
WHITEHORSE - Yukon Party Official Opposition Housing Critic Yvonne Clarke is questioning the Liberal government’s inconsistency regarding federal funding for housing.
WHITEHORSE – As Liberal Cabinet Ministers appear to be ramping up their respective campaigns to replace Sandy Silver as Leader of the territory’s Liberal Party, it is important that he publicly set out rules for Ministers who are seeking the leadership.
WHITEHORSE – During the spring sitting, the Yukon’s tourism minister assured operators after two years of closure, the Little Gold-Poker Creek border crossing connecting Canada and the U.S. via the Top of the World Highway would be “open as normal” for the summer.
WHITEHORSE – On May 5, the Government of Yukon awarded the contract for the construction of a new Nisutlin Bay Bridge. The value of the contract is $160 million. This is a staggering $135 million over the original budget for the project.
WHITEHORSE - In February, the Yukon Party called for the Liberal government to work with communities to prepare for this upcoming flood season. In addition, the party presented several community-based solutions to help prepare for any potential flooding this year in light of heavy snow this winter.