This session, the Yukon NDP caucus is focused on echoing the vision for a fairer, more sustainable Yukon shared by people across the territory. Whether it's Bill S-6 or a 300-bed continuing care facility in Whistle Bend, a lack of consultation has left the Yukon Party government in the dark about what Yukoners see as priorities for our territory.Read more
So there was full disclosure when we made those recommendations there’s no surprises and again as I said we actually, you know, we suggested two of those four. The third one was Canada’s as a result of a seeking clarification on the third one and the fourth one was really put forward by the federal government.
Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, December 4th 2014
“It was the territorial government that wanted these changes.”
Stephen Harper, September 4th 2015
By contradicting conservative Yukon Party Premier Darrell Pasloski, Stephen Harper has shown that he is unwilling to risk further damage to his already-strained relationship with Canada’s First Nation governments.
His admission today that they were all suggested by the Yukon Party government shows that the federal Conservatives are prepared to throw the Yukon government under the bus over this unpopular law – and that the Yukon Party government has not been clear about its role in crafting Bill S-6.
The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report is a landmark moment in the history of Aboriginal Canadians. I sincerely hope that all Yukoners, just like all Canadians, will be able to learn from the commission’s work – and ensure that our governments take concrete and meaningful action to implement its 94 recommendations.Read more
This letter to the editor was written by Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson.
Former Whitehorse city councillor Kirk Cameron recently wrote a surprising letter of support for Premier Pasloski and the federal Conservative government’s unilateral changes to Yukon’s Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) contained in Bill S-6.Read more