Engagement Needed on Yukon Housing Policies

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is again highlighting Liberal mismanagement of housing in the Yukon. The new allocation policy that reduces priority access to housing for women and children fleeing violence is an unacceptable step backward for the most vulnerable Yukoners. This follows the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) report that found it took twice as long to provide homes for vulnerable Yukoners, such as those fleeing violence.

Yukoners Stress Importance of Flood Preparation and Mitigation

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling on the Yukon government to develop a comprehensive flood mitigation strategy that expands the emergency preparedness response to include strategic mitigation measures identified by Yukon communities and Yukoners.

Delays in Compensating Yukon Doctors Impacting Recruitment and Retention

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is hearing from local doctors that unacceptably long delays by the Liberal government in paying physicians for health care are negatively impacting recruitment and retention efforts and the ability to attract locums.

Businesses Awaiting Word on Minimum Wage Hike

WHITEHORSE – On behalf of small businesses, and the business community at large, the Yukon Party Official Opposition is seeking certainty from the Yukon government about the minimum wage hike outlined in the Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) signed by the territorial Liberals and NDP.

Statement from the Yukon Party Caucus on the Arctic Inspiration Prize Winners

“I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations to the Yukon’s two winners of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. Both projects – N’’tsaÜw Chu’ Kedts’edán Kù Traditional Camp and Shäwthän Näzhi: Recovery Support Program – focus on issues that are important now and in the future; youth skills development and mental health support.

Concerns Building Over Atlin Hydro Project

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is asking for the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources to provide an update on the Atlin Hydro Project after the passing of the January 2023 deadline set by Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership (THELP). In a November 8 interview with CBC Yukon, a consultant with THELP said if more funding was not secured by January, it would put the project in jeopardy.

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