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.

Questions Remain as Yukon Students Head Back to Class

WHITEHORSE – The 2023-2024 school year is about to begin, and Yukon students and parents will quickly find out if the Liberals sufficiently prepared the school system to ensure a smooth start.

Statement from the Yukon Party Caucus on Yukon’s Housing MOU with Ontario

“The recent report of the Auditor General of Ontario about housing development has raised a number of questions about May’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Yukon and the Government of Ontario. The Ontario report was critical of access certain developers had to political staff influencing decisions and had concerning findings related to the role that apparently played in the outcome.

Procurement Transparency Continues to Decline Under Liberals

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling on the Liberal government to reverse the recent changes to the Government of Yukon Bid Opportunities Website. These changes have reduced transparency by limiting access to bid information to account holders and requiring registration.

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