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Yukon Hosts Conference of Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees

WHITEHORSE – Yukon Party Official Opposition Leader Currie Dixon hosted members of Public Accounts Committees from across the country in Whitehorse for the 44th annual conference of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees (CCPAC). Dixon is chair of the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee and president of CCPAC for 2023.

Ombudsman Report Reaffirms Liberals’ Inaction on School Abuse Allegations

WHITEHORSE – The most recent report on the mishandling of abuse allegations at a Yukon school, entitled ‘Left in the Dark’ from the Yukon Ombudsman is just the latest condemnation of the Liberal government’s handling of this issue. It confirms and supports what we, and many Yukoners have been saying for several years now: that the Liberal government’s actions and response failed victims, families, and the school community.

Yukon’s Premier Needs to Join Other Premier’s Call on BoC Interest Rate Hike

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling on the premier to make his views known about the next rate decision of the Bank of Canada (BoC) before Wednesday’s announcement. So far, the premiers of both British Columbia and Ontario have called on the BoC to hold off on raising interest rates further because of the significant negative affect on their citizens.

Highway Rest Stop Closures a Concern for Yukoners and Tourists

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is questioning the reductions in facilities along Yukon’s highway system this summer. We are asking the Liberal government to clarify for Yukoners and the tourism industry why they decided to close many washrooms at rest stops. Instead of supporting travelers, the Liberals are reducing services outside of Whitehorse.

Statement from Leader Currie Dixon on Ukraine Independence Day

“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.

Yukon Energy Planning Further Rate Hike

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.

Details Needed on Whitehorse Airport Reconstruction Contract

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.

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