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Million Dollar-Plus Electoral Reform Citizens’ Assembly Out of Touch With Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition believes the time, staff, and financial resources being directed to the Yukon Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform (YCA) would be better prioritized addressing the many challenges facing Yukoners. The YCA is a product of the Liberal-NDP Confidence and Supply Agreement. (CASA)

Premier Must Clarify Flip-Flop on Carbon Tax

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is asking the premier to confirm the territorial Liberals’ stance on the federal government’s carbon tax exemption on home heating oil, and if he will seek a full carbon tax exemption for the North.

Get School Bus Driver Licensing Done: YP

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is requesting the Liberal government prioritize school bus driver testing exams. The Yukon Party has brought this issue to the floor of the legislature twice this Fall after hearing the school bus contractor has two drivers ready for the road, but both cannot get the required final road test until December.

Yukon Party Pushes for Full Removal of Carbon Tax; Liberals Double Down

WHITEHORSE – With the Prime Minister’s announcement on October 26 of an exemption from the carbon tax on home heating oil, the Yukon Party Official Opposition is renewing its call for a carbon tax exemption for the North. The policy change is an admission by the federal Liberal government that the carbon tax is unaffordable and unfairly punishes Canadians for simply heating their homes to keep warm during the cold winter months.

Yukon Party Celebrates Suspension of Carbon Tax on Home Heating Oil

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition joins the thousands of Yukoners relieved to hear that the federal government has suspended the carbon tax on home heating oil for the next three years. The dramatic change in policy by the federal Liberal government comes after years of lobbying by the Yukon Party.

Lots of Interest: Building Season Lost, Interest Accrues Due to Liberal Lot Delays

WHITEHORSE – In the spring, the Yukon Party Official Opposition warned the Liberal government they were rushing the release of unfinished lots in Phase 6B of Whistle Bend. However, under the mounting scrutiny from cancellations, delays and missed timelines for lot construction, the Liberals released these lots while construction was still underway.

One Year Later, Liberals’ Better Buildings Program Still Needs Improvements

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is suggesting the Liberal government revisit and streamline the Better Buildings Program to make it more accessible for rural Yukon communities instead of simply cutting funding. After Yukoners have been slow to access funds, the Liberal government cut $1 million from this year’s program, instead of revising the parameters so it works for users.

Rent Control Policy is Harming Renters and Landlords

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is suggesting the Liberal government stabilize the rental housing market by abandoning their failed rent control policy. Since the Liberal-NDP policy’s introduction, rents have risen significantly, and the number of units has not kept up with demand as investors have been scared off.

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