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Businesses Awaiting Word on Minimum Wage Hike

WHITEHORSE – On behalf of small businesses, and the business community at large, the Yukon Party Official Opposition is seeking certainty from the Yukon government about the minimum wage hike outlined in the Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) signed by the territorial Liberals and NDP.

Statement from the Yukon Party Caucus on the Arctic Inspiration Prize Winners

“I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations to the Yukon’s two winners of the Arctic Inspiration Prize. Both projects – N’’tsaÜw Chu’ Kedts’edán Kù Traditional Camp and Shäwthän Näzhi: Recovery Support Program – focus on issues that are important now and in the future; youth skills development and mental health support.

Concerns Building Over Atlin Hydro Project

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is asking for the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources to provide an update on the Atlin Hydro Project after the passing of the January 2023 deadline set by Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership (THELP). In a November 8 interview with CBC Yukon, a consultant with THELP said if more funding was not secured by January, it would put the project in jeopardy.

Statement from Leader Currie Dixon on the Signing of a New CASA

“It is clear why the NDP signed this deal: they get most of their platform implemented despite receiving the fewest number of votes and fewest seats in the Legislature. They also get to keep the hundreds of thousands of dollars that the agreement allocates to staff the NDP office – which is a clear financial incentive for the NDP to sign the agreement.

New Premier Needs to Deliver On Bid Tendering Commitment

WHITEHORSE – Yukon Party Official Opposition MLA Stacey Hassard is calling on the new premier to deliver on his transparency commitment to Yukon contractors. During the Yukon Chamber of Commerce debate in the 2021 territorial election, the new premier agreed the opening of tenders with contractors in the room seemed like a good idea and committed his party to act on it. So far, this policy has not come to fruition leaving contractors questioning the process.

Statistics Show Spike in Public Sector Growth

WHITEHORSE – The latest job numbers from the Yukon Bureau of Statistics (YBS), show that over the past six years, the number of jobs in the public sector has shot up, while numbers in the private sector shrink.

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