As the Yukon Party government doubles down on its controversial plan to build a now-150-bed continuing care facility in Whistle Bend, the Yukon NDP is inviting the public to a town hall meeting on continuing care on September 16th in Whitehorse. The complex, dubbed a “nightmare” by the Yukon government’s assistant deputy minister for continuing care for being located in “an empty field with no community”, was developed without any consultation with Yukoners, Yukon seniors’ groups or health care professionals.Read more
Issues raised by government documents echo Yukon NDP questions on Whistle Bend continuing care facility
Internal government documents published this morning by the CBC confirm the Yukon NDP’s long-standing concerns about the political motivations behind the Yukon Party government’s planned 300-bed continuing care megaplex in Whitehorse’s Whistle Bend subdivision. The plans for a complex, which were discovered after being accidentally shared on the Yukon government’s website early in 2014, have also come under fire for not including any consultation with Yukon seniors, Elders and the health care community.Read more
Reflecting on the end of a legislative sitting marked by skirmishes over divisive Yukon Party decisions, the Yukon NDP is emphasizing the need for more cooperation – and new leadership that puts Yukoners first. The Yukon Party government’s confrontational approach to its partners are damaging Yukon’s economy and the community’s faith in the territorial government.Read more
This spring, my Yukon NDP colleagues and I heard from hundreds of Yukoners about their priorities and concerns during our 17-stop Sustainable and Prosperous Communities Tour.
What we heard, loud and clear, was that Yukoners want their seniors and Elders to remain a part of their community for as long as possible.Read more
Last week, Yukon government health minister Mike Nixon spoke at length to the media in a bid to sell Yukoners his government’s controversial $330 million 300-bed long-term care complex in Whistle Bend. Nixon had a lot to say about the project – and about questions Yukoners are raising about the government’s sudden announcement of the project.Read more