WHITEHORSE - The Yukon Party Official Opposition has voted for keeping greenhouse gas emissions targets at 30 per cent of 2010 levels by 2030 as outlined by the Our Clean Future climate change strategy. Under legislation passed on Thursday, the Yukon will now have to meet a 45 per cent target that was a product of the Liberal-NDP Confidence and Supply Agreement.
WHITEHORSE – To support taking viable action on climate change, the Yukon Party Official Opposition proposed amending the act legislating emission targets to the original target in Our Clean Future of 30 per cent reduction by 2030.
WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling on the Premier to seek the advice of the Yukon’s Conflict of Interest Commissioner regarding a matter involving the former Health and Social Services Minister.
WHITEHORSE – The report from the Child and Youth Advocate Office (CYAO) reveals that the Minister of Education contravened the Child and Youth Advocate Act when she publicly questioned the authority of the Advocate. The report said ‘In refusing to cooperate with the review, the Department of Education was in contravention of the Child and Youth Advocate Act.’
WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Child and Youth Advocate has issued a scathing report on the Liberal government’s response to incidents of sexual abuse in a Yukon school.
WHITEHORSE – A Yukon Party Official Opposition motion urging the Yukon government to ensure RCMP resources are not used to enforce the federal government’s gun confiscation program has passed.
WHITEHORSE – A new poll conducted by Leger and commissioned by the Yukon Party has found Yukoners have lost confidence in the territorial Liberal government.
WHITEHORSE – Ahead of the fall sitting of the Legislative Assembly, the Leader of the Official Opposition Currie Dixon has completed a shadow cabinet shuffle. Additional duties are going to the MLAs for Copperbelt North, Lake Laberge, Kluane, and Porter Creek Centre.
WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition has requested that the territorial Liberals improve their tardy measures specifically designed to help seniors and elders.