A more equal Yukon
Fluctuating commodity prices have shown us that the resource industry at the core of Yukon cannot be enough to sustain our long-term growth and prosperity. Our success depends on diversifying our small economy -- and ensuring that more people actually benefit from outcome.
Too many Yukoners are still looking for affordable housing or have jobs that pay little more than a minimum wage -- and as income inequality grows in Yukon, we all suffer.
The Yukon NDP caucus supports:
implementing an aggressive economic strategy, linked to a strong community and social strategy, that strengthens our local economies, creates opportunities for Yukon-based businesses and seeks out opportunities for diversification
recognizing First Nations and their development corporations as an integral part of the Yukon economy
working together on strategic economic initiatives and on socio-economic issues such as affordable housing and poverty reduction