Premier Misrepresents Yukon Exploration Numbers
WHITEHORSE – On March 19, 2019 the Premier incorrectly told the Legislature that 2018 was a record year for exploration in Yukon.
“We did see record exploration numbers in 2018.” – Premier Silver, March 19, 2019.
According to the Yukon Geological Survey, 2011 was the record year for exploration in Yukon.
This comes after it was revealed that the Minister of Energy, Mines, and Resources stated that exploration numbers in Yukon for 2018 would be $142.6 million only to be contradicted by the Yukon Geological Survey 4 days later when they said the numbers were only $114.6 million.
According to data from Natural Resources Canada from February, the exploration numbers for 2018 are now $98.7 million.