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Yukon Ndp published Midwifery Program Closure Failure of Liberal Leadership – Yukon NDP in Newsroom 2023-01-23 08:34:44 -0800
Whitehorse – Last week, Yukoners learned that their midwifery program was shutting down just 6 months after opening.
“In the 2 years since the Liberals took over midwifery, pregnant people have only been able to access midwife services in the Yukon for 6 months – and now there are no midwifery services yet again,” said Annie Blake, MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP Leader Kate White attending the 2023 Mineral Exploration Round-up in Newsroom 2023-01-23 08:16:09 -0800
VANCOUVER – Leader of the Yukon NDP Kate White is looking forward to the discussions and presentations at this year’s Association of Mineral Exploration’s annual Round-up conference.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP: Five things the Yukon Liberals should do with their surplus in Newsroom 2022-12-12 13:02:46 -0800
Whitehorse – Last week, Yukoners learned that the Liberal Government failed to spend $55.1 million dollars of public money this year.
“Inflation is making life more difficult for Yukoners. Widespread shortages are threatening our healthcare, our education system, our social services, and more. Now is not the time to cut back on spending”, said Yukon NDP Leader Kate White.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Federal amendment to Bill C-21 an overreach: Yukon NDP in Newsroom 2022-12-08 14:22:23 -0800
Whitehorse – The Yukon NDP is calling on the federal Liberal government to fix its proposed amendment to the firearms legislation and stop targeting legitimate hunting rifles and shotguns.
“The federal government is trying to sneak in the ban of common rifles and shotguns into legislation that was supposed to target handguns and community safety”, said Kate White, leader of the Yukon NDP. “In the Yukon and across the North, these types of guns are routinely used for hunting.”Read more
Yukon Ndp published NDP and Yukon NDP call on Liberals to outlaw the physical punishment of children in Canada in Newsroom 2022-12-08 10:40:00 -0800
Whitehorse – Today, NDP MP Peter Julian joined Yukon NDP Leader Kate White and former superintendent for the Yukon Department of Education, Donna Miller-Fry, to press the federal government to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code which permits the physical punishment of children in Canada.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP calls on Currie Dixon to tell Yukoners which of Doug Fords bad ideas he’s bringing back to the Yukon in Newsroom 2022-12-08 09:00:31 -0800
Yukon NDP calls on Currie Dixon to tell Yukoners which of Doug Fords bad ideas he’s bringing back to the Yukon
Whitehorse - On December 3rd, Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon announced that he visited with the Ontario PC Party and had “learned a lot” from Ontario Premier Doug Ford and embattled Education Minister Stephen Lecce.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP Wraps Up Sitting With Big Wins for Yukoners in Newsroom 2022-11-25 13:24:15 -0800
Whitehorse — As the legislative sitting wraps up, the Yukon NDP Caucus is reflecting on a busy few months. While the Liberals dragged their feet and presented a disappointing agenda, the Yukon NDP secured big wins for Yukoners.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP Give Liberals an 'F' on Putting People First Update in Newsroom 2022-11-25 13:01:04 -0800
Whitehorse — Today, the Liberal government released their first annual report on Putting People First. Over two years have passed since the Liberals accepted the report in full, yet they have only completed 14 out of the 76 recommendations.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Liberals and Yukon Party Ready to Fail Yukoners Again in Newsroom 2022-11-25 12:27:17 -0800
Whitehorse — Today during Question Period, the Minister of Community Services signaled that his government will scrap the rent cap when the Confidence and Supply Agreement expires on January 31, 2023.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Make Truth and Reconciliation Day a Yukon Statutory Holiday – Yukon NDP in Newsroom 2022-10-05 08:55:06 -0700
Whitehorse – The Yukon NDP will be tabling a Private Member’s Bill in the Legislature, to make National Truth and Reconciliation Day a Yukon statutory holiday.
The creation of a statutory holiday is call-to-action #80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, one among many calls-to-action that the Liberal government has failed to implement.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Premier Must Clarify Leadership Rules for Cabinet Ministers in Newsroom 2022-10-04 16:02:34 -0700
WHITEHORSE - The leaders of the Yukon Party and the Yukon NDP are calling on the Premier to set out clear rules for cabinet ministers that will be seeking leadership, to ensure that their positions and government resources are not being abused and used to campaign.
It has been three weeks since the Premier stepped down. With the Legislature resuming this week, it is concerning that no rules have been established and communicated by the Premier. Convention usually dictates that Cabinet Ministers step down from their cabinet position before seeking leadership.
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP calls for new affordability measures to help Yukoners deal with inflation in Newsroom 2022-09-28 10:07:26 -0700
Whitehorse, September 28th – Yukoners continue to be hit hard by the rising costs of fuel, food, and housing. As household expenses keep rising, the Liberals’ announced measures are simply not enough to help Yukoners afford the basics.
“Yukoners in need of financial support are insulted by this meager offering from the Liberals. People will be back where they started in a month or two. Yukoners deserve better” said Yukon NDP leader Kate White.Read more
Whitehorse, September 23 – This week, the government hosted its second mental wellness summit.
Over two and a half days, wellness experts including doctors, Indigenous groups, and frontline workers shared bold, progressive ideas. From creating Managed Alcohol Programs, to responding to mental health emergencies, they laid out a roadmap to a healthier territory. What’s missing, is a government willing to take meaningful action.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP Statement on the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II in Newsroom 2022-09-08 15:53:14 -0700
Whitehorse, September 8th – Yukon NDP Leader Kate White issued the following statement in response to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Returning portion of ATCO over earnings not good enough: Yukon NDP in Newsroom 2022-08-30 12:27:37 -0700
Whitehorse, August 30, 2022 – ATCO Electric Yukon’s proposed rate relief measures fall short of what Yukoners are expecting. After 6 years of overearning millions of dollars, ATCO is still planning to keep hundreds of thousands in extra profits every year – in addition to the millions of dollars from the previous yearsRead more
Yukon Ndp published Liberals’ Failure to Better Respond to Monkeypox Stigmatizes the Yukon’s Queer Community in Newsroom 2022-08-29 12:57:49 -0700
Whitehorse – The Yukon NDP is calling for the Liberal Government to take preventative action on the monkeypox virus.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Liberals’ Failing to protect Yukon renters from unethical practices in Newsroom 2022-08-26 11:33:54 -0700
WHITEHORSE – Today, the Yukon NDP called on the Liberal government to end evictions without cause in the territory – as another entire apartment building is being evicted. This is the third apartment building in downtown Whitehorse being mass evicted without cause.Read more
Yukon Ndp published The Yukon government must work to keep Yukoners connected in Newsroom 2022-08-22 11:43:25 -0700
Hon. Richard Mostyn
Minister of Community Services
Hon. Ranj Pillai
Minister of Economic Development
Dear Ministers Mostyn and Pillai,
Xplornet recently announced that they will end their KA2 internet service, cutting off more than 500 rural Yukoners from access to vital internet services as of December 31, 2022. There are no realistic alternatives to this service for Yukoners who depend on it.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP Support Safe at Home Call to Actions in Newsroom 2022-08-17 10:49:27 -0700
Whitehorse, August 16, 2022 – The Yukon NDP adds its voice to the 10 calls to action published by the Safe at Home Society. The first call to action is to end no-cause eviction – an issue the Yukon NDP has long been advocating for.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Government needs to provide more detail on runway project: Emily Tredger in Newsroom 2022-08-11 13:32:41 -0700
Whitehorse, August 11, 2022 – Whitehorse Centre MLA Emily Tredger is calling on the Yukon Government to release more details about their plan for Puckett’s Gulch ahead of a September 12th public hearing.
The government has requested that the City of Whitehorse rezone a parcel of land on the Eastern edge of the Whitehorse airport to accommodate the extension of a runway to comply with new Transport Canada regulations.
“Government has not done their homework. Expecting citizens to speak to a project at a public hearing when so little detail has been provided is unreasonable” said Emily Tredger, MLA for Whitehorse Centre.Read more