Questions Remain on Robert Service Way Funding Gap

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is asking the Minister of Community Services to update Yukoners and Whitehorse residents on any Yukon government involvement in the Robert Service Way project. The plan proposes a safe, permanent solution for motorists to mitigate the risk of landslides and road closures.

The minister previously stated that he supported the application to the federal government that secured $45 million. He represented the Yukon government at the press conference announcing that funding. However, information supplied at the May 13 Whitehorse city council meeting revealed the project will cost $61 million, leaving a $16 million funding gap.

The city indicated they were working to identify where the rest of the money would come from. The minister’s continued participation suggests that the Yukon government will be involved, and this should be disclosed to the public.

“I would like to thank the federal government for contributing to this important project,” said Community Services Critic Patti McLeod. “However, we have yet to hear from the territorial Liberal government about any potential participation in this project. Minister Mostyn attended the press conference, and we hope he can clarify if his government will be helping the city make up this funding shortfall.”


Tim Kucharuk
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