This weekend, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski responded to the United States Government’s awarding of drilling leases in the Beaufort Sea, an area on Yukon’s North Slope with a long-standing Canada-U.S. border dispute:
At this point there isn't an appetite for such drilling offshore and for the Americans to be putting leases in what we feel is Canadian jurisdiction, at a time when there's still so much uncertainty around the safety of offshore drilling, this is a real issue.
Despite repeated opportunities for action, including cancelled affordable housing projects and a multi-million dollar federal fund that lay unspent until this year’s budget, the Yukon Party government remains unwilling to recognize the housing challenges Yukon faces in 2015.Read more
During Question Period today, Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Scott Kent rebuffed claims that the Yukon Party government’s work on the Robert Campbell Highway only extends as far as the shuttered Wolverine Mine by chiding Yukon NDP MLA Jim Tredger to “take a drive down the highway" sometime this summer.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