Ukraine Help Desk Helpful as Refugees Land in the Yukon

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition applauds the Yukon Government’s work with the local Ukrainian community to welcome refugees to the territory. The introduction of the Ukraine Help Desk and the interpreter program at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport are examples of collaborative work with the Yukon’s Ukrainian community to ensure we can help those needing refuge and fleeing the large-scale wholly unprovoked attack by Russia.

Education Minister Needs to Address Health and Safety Report

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is requesting that the Minister of Education outline a plan to address the findings of a Yukon Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board (WSCB) inspection report. The Yukon News reported on Monday that the report “shows the Education department is failing to meet legislation that requires health and safety committee programs in schools. Those programs are legislatively mandated in 18 of the territory’s 36 schools.”

Liberal Government Mismanagement Continues to Delay Housing

WHITEHORSE – A significant contributing factor to the Yukon’s housing affordability crisis is a lack of supply of land available for housing development. This is because of the Liberal government’s inability to keep up with demand due to mismanagement, lack of planning, and delays. The latest example is the continued and chronic delays associated with Phase 6 of Whistle Bend in Whitehorse.

Delays in Riverdale Storm Sewer Project Set to Cause Traffic Nightmare

WHITEHORSE – According to project documents on the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) website, major roadwork, and storm sewer line repair just south of Selkirk Elementary School in Riverdale were to be completed in 2021. Project documents say the work was to occur with minimal disruption to traffic.

Education Minister Absent as Concerns Mount on the Eve of Back to School

WHITEHORSE – The number of issues and concerns related to Yukon’s education system have continued to pile up over the summer. Unfortunately, there has been a lack of leadership from the Minister of Education, or any member of Cabinet for that matter, as these issues come to a head on the eve of back-to-school.

Clarification Needed on Canada Winter Games Bid

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is requesting that the Liberal government provide an update on plans and costs for their bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games (CWG) in Whitehorse.

Yukoners Paying for Liberals’ Inaction on Territorial Fuel Tax

WHITEHORSE – Four months after an initial call to suspend the territorial fuel tax in the face of rising inflation, the Yukon Party Official Opposition is once again asking the Liberal government to stop collecting the fuel tax until inflation eases.

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