More Instability Under New Premier’s Liberal Government

WHITEHORSE – The chaotic start to Premier Pillai’s tenure continues with the appointment of another Deputy Minister of the Executive Council Office. The premier’s latest appointment follows the abrupt departure of the previous deputy minister on May 1. He resigned after less than four months in that top job.

Yukon Party Membership Focused on Yukoners Across the Territory at AGM

WHITEHORSE – On Saturday, May 6, over 70 Yukon Party members from across the territory gathered in Whitehorse for the party’s 2023 Annual General Meeting. It was a chance for members to catch up on what has been happening over the past year, and conduct annual party business.

Yukon Plummets to 20th Place in Fraser Institute Mining Rankings

WHITEHORSE – The 2022 Fraser Institute Mining Rankings are out and it does not paint a pretty picture for the territorial Liberals. The report says, “Due to its geologic attractiveness, the Yukon ranked 20th in the overall Investment Attractiveness Index, falling from the 9th spot it occupied in 2021.” Botswana has replaced Yukon in the top ten.

Yukon Party Raising Lot Development Concerns for Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is concerned the Minister of Community Services is transferring development risks to Yukoners purchasing lots in an attempt to compensate for delays. The reactionary Liberal government is far behind on their promise to deliver 1000 new lots during this mandate due to the Ministers’ decisions since the 2021 general election.

Yukon Party Focused Spring Sitting Issues on the Needs of Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition successfully pushed the concerns and priorities of Yukoners during the spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. Yukon Party MLAs looked for action on many issues highlighted as priorities by Yukoners, and Yukon businesses and organizations.

Liberals Disrespect Sport Community With Plans for New Elementary School

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is again calling on the Liberal government to reconsider the location of a replacement École Whitehorse Elementary School (EWES) and meaningfully consult with Yukoners on the new location. The renewed request follows a letter to the territorial Liberals from Softball Yukon and Sport Yukon who objected to the consultation process and raised serious concerns about the impacts on sport programs and sport tourism.

Citizens’ Assembly Concept Supported By Only 11 per cent of Yukoners

WHITEHORSE – Now that the Special Committee on Electoral Reform has tabled its final report, the Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling for the Liberal government to focus on issues that are a priority for more than 11 per cent of Yukon citizens. Over 82 per cent of Yukoners did not participate in the most recent survey.

Yukon Party Calls for Review of Rented Diesels by the Yukon Utilities Board

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is calling for the Yukon Government to direct the Yukon Utilities Board (YUB) to review the Liberal energy plan that locks in long-term reliance on rental diesel generators. The independent YUB is responsible for protecting Yukoners from inappropriate costs on their electricity bills and said last year that it was not satisfied renting diesels was a way to make up the territory’s energy shortfall.

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