WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is urging the territorial Liberals to address the increased cost of housing that will result from releasing unfinished lots in Whistle Bend.
“It has been well over a year since Russia launched an unprovoked and unlawful attack on the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Since then, Ukraine has shown that not only can it defend itself against an unstable aggressor, but can survive, uphold democratic principles, and carry on as best as it can under trying circumstances.
WHITEHORSE – In addition to the General Rate Application (GRA) from ATCO Electric Yukon that is currently before the Yukon Utilities Board (YUB), the Yukon Party Official Opposition has learned that the Yukon Energy Corporation is planning an additional application of its own. In a letter filed with the YUB, the Yukon Energy Corporation has indicated that they are currently finalizing a new application and intend to file it in the coming weeks. According to the letter, the changes will affect customers’ power bills.
WHITEHORSE – July’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Whitehorse again exposed the territorial Liberals’ failure to address inflation. The Yukon’s capital city has the dubious honour of leading Canada’s inflation numbers for the eighth month in a row.
WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is asking the Liberal government to update Yukoners on the status and cost of the Whitehorse Airport Main Runway Reconstruction Project. The 2023/2024 Five-Year Capital Plan budgets $115 to $130 million work at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport and work to be completed in 2025/2026 fiscal year.
WHITEHORSE – The 2023-2024 school year is about to begin, and Yukon students and parents will quickly find out if the Liberals sufficiently prepared the school system to ensure a smooth start.
“The recent report of the Auditor General of Ontario about housing development has raised a number of questions about May’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Yukon and the Government of Ontario. The Ontario report was critical of access certain developers had to political staff influencing decisions and had concerning findings related to the role that apparently played in the outcome.
WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling on the Liberal government to reverse the recent changes to the Government of Yukon Bid Opportunities Website. These changes have reduced transparency by limiting access to bid information to account holders and requiring registration.
WHITEHORSE – Efforts from the Yukon Party Official Opposition have initiated cleanup of abandoned vehicles along the Yukon’s highways. Yukoners had been raising this issue with Yukon Party MLAs, who also noted many abandoned vehicles along the South and North Klondike Highway during their visits to rural Yukon this spring.