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Yukon Ndp published FACT CHECK: Despite what Yukon Party would like Yukoners to believe, the rent cap works. in Newsroom 2022-05-04 10:24:04 -0700
Today in the Legislature, the Yukon Party yet again criticized the rent cap. The Yukon NDP would like to fact-check their claim and set the record straight: the rent cap works.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP Bill - Safe Space for LGBTQ2S+ Students - Adopted in Newsroom 2022-04-25 09:26:09 -0700
Whitehorse, April 20th 2022 – Today, the Yukon NDP’s Bill-304 was adopted in the Legislative Assembly. A crowd of students, as well as teachers and a principal, carrying pride flags and wide smiles arrived early at the Legislative Assembly to witness this historic moment.
“Bill-304 is another incredibly necessary step in the incredibly difficult journey of reaching true equality and inclusivity in Yukon schools,” said Gabe, a Yukon student.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Thanks to the Liberals, we have no midwives in the Yukon in Newsroom 2022-04-14 15:48:03 -0700
Whitehorse, April 14th – Tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of the Midwifery Regulation coming into effect in the Yukon. This means it has been a year since Yukon midwives were last able to practice in the territory.
The new regulations require midwives to be registered for at least one year in another Canadian jurisdiction in order to practice in the Yukon. This prevented local midwives from practicing in the territory the day the regulations came into force.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Bill 304 to create safe spaces for LGBTQ2S+ debated in the Legislature in Newsroom 2022-04-07 15:10:48 -0700
Whitehorse, April 7 - Yesterday, Yukon NDP’s Bill 304, Act to Amend the Education Act, was debated in the Legislative Assembly.Read more
Yukon Ndp published NDP introduces Bill-303 to protect LGBTQ2S+ students in Yukon schools in Newsroom 2022-03-17 14:23:25 -0700
Whitehorse, March 17th – Yukon NDP MLA Emily Tredger introduced an Act to Amend the Education Act that would require all Yukon schools to establish and support in-school activities for LGBTQ2S+ youth.
“Students are telling me that this is something that they need. I know it would have helped me a lot when I was in school.”
- Emily Tredger, MLA Whitehorse CentreRead more
Yukon Ndp published Send us your electricity bill in Send us your electricity bill 2022-03-17 09:51:01 -0700
Whitehorse, March 3rd, 2022 – Today’s budget highlighted that the Liberals are disconnected from what Yukoners want and need.
“We’re glad to see the commitments of the Confidence and Supply Agreement reflected - but the overall budget is underwhelming. There are no bold investments for climate change adaptation and mitigation and little new money dedicated to the drug poisoning crisis. Housing investments won’t come close to solving the Yukon’s ongoing housing shortage. The Liberals have delivered an unexceptional budget in exceptional times.”
- Kate White, leader of the Yukon NDPRead more
Yukon Ndp published Government implements part of Yukon NDP proposal to support hospitality industry in Newsroom 2022-02-10 10:52:22 -0800
Whitehorse – Today, the government announced a series of measures aimed at hospitality businesses to support them through these tough times. These measures were proposed and advocated for by the Yukon NDP over the last week, following MLA Emily Tredger and Yukon NDP Leader Kate White’s Yukon-wide roundtable with restaurants and bars.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Safer supply still not available in the territory, despite what government says in Newsroom 2022-02-09 13:20:55 -0800
Whitehorse – It’s been over 3 months since the government declared that safer supply was available and expanding in the territory, but so far, it is still nowhere to be found.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP calls for more supports for struggling hospitality industry in Newsroom 2022-02-09 13:07:56 -0800
Whitehorse – Last week, Yukon NDP MLAs Kate White and Emily Tredger hosted a virtual roundtable discussion for restaurant and bar owners across the territory. The discussion was focused on how the government can better support struggling hospitality businesses.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Putting People First and Our Clean Future Implementation Committees share updates in Newsroom 2022-02-07 10:46:22 -0800
Whitehorse, YT – Reports detailing the work of the Putting People First and Our Clean Future Implementation Committees are now publicly available.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP Leader Kate White attends the Association for Mineral Exploration’s Virtual Roundup in Newsroom 2022-01-31 15:23:28 -0800
Whitehorse – Yukon NDP Leader Kate White will be attending this year’s AME Roundup from Jan. 31st – Feb. 4th virtually.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Panel finalizes recommendations for permanent paid sick leave in the Yukon in Newsroom 2022-01-31 11:57:46 -0800
Whitehorse, YT - Yukon’s Making Work Safe Panel has delivered its final report to the Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. The report outlines the panel’s recommendations for establishing a permanent paid sick leave program in the territory.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP urges the government to deliver more than words to fight opioid crisis in Newsroom 2022-01-20 11:08:48 -0800
Whitehorse – The government has announced a substance use emergency in the territory. While the Yukon NDP welcomes this long-awaited announcement, we are waiting to see what concrete, new action will come out of this.
“Folks across the Yukon have been demanding that government take action for years. Our territory needs more than just words. People need mental health support. They need counseling. Until the government finally listens and provides actual support to grieving families and Yukoners struggling with addiction, nothing will change for the people who need it most.”
- Annie Blake, MLA for Vuntut GwitchinRead more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP calls for more transparency surrounding Covid-19 in schools in Newsroom 2022-01-14 09:54:14 -0800
WHITEHORSE - Amidst mass community spread and the worst outbreak the Yukon has seen to date, the Government has decided it has had enough of exposure notices in schools.
In an email sent to parents on Wednesday evening, the Department of Education stated that: “In the coming days, YCDC will decrease the amount of case and contact management work that is done for the schools and will no longer be issuing school exposure notifications.”Read more
Yukon Ndp published NDP condemns Yukon Government decision to send rapid tests to mine sites in Newsroom 2022-01-13 15:33:48 -0800
Whitehorse – The Yukon NDP is condemning the Liberal Government’s decision to send over 60% of the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests they received from the federal government to mine sites instead of using them in our communities.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Kate White speaks to the non-confidence vote in Newsroom 2021-11-25 14:42:27 -0800
Below is the transcript of Kate White's speech in the Legislative Assembly about the non-confidence Vote. You may also listen to the audio from this speech on our YouTube channel.
Mr. Speaker, today I rise to speak about a matter of confidence. At the onset, I want to assure all members of this House that I do not need anyone to speak on my behalf. I am more than capable of expressing myself. I am more than capable of explaining myself.
First, I acknowledge the parents in the gallery. I want you to know that I see you. I thank those who are in the gallery. I thank those who have reached out in other ways. I have read your letters. I have had phone calls, and I know where you stand. This is an issue of confidence, and it’s a tough one. I have made it clear that the Liberals have made some serious mistakes. I absolutely agree that the Liberal government has mishandled the Hidden Valley issue, but I want you to know that it is because of what you have shared, what you have experienced, and because you have shared the failures that you’re living with that systemic changes will be made. I can assure you that we won’t stop working toward this end to ensure that your experiences are never shared by another family.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP calls for respect of UNDRIP, withdrawal of RCMP from Wet’suwet’en territory in Newsroom 2021-11-25 13:57:25 -0800
WHITEHORSE, November 25, 2021 – Yukon NDP leader Kate White introduced a motion in the Legislature today calling for the withdrawal of the RCMP from Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Statement from Kate White on Non-Confidence Motion in Newsroom 2021-11-22 15:25:17 -0800
Today, the Yukon Party issued a press release proposing an agreement with the Yukon NDP.
As the Leader of the Yukon NDP, I have committed to providing confidence to the Liberal government until the end of our agreement. I will not be breaking this commitment.Read more
Yukon Ndp published Yukon NDP and Yukon First Nations Wildfire call on the government to extend the presumptive cancers coverage to wildland firefighters. in Newsroom 2021-11-17 13:24:20 -0800
Yukon NDP and Yukon First Nations Wildfire call on the government to extend the presumptive cancers coverage to wildland firefighters.
Whitehorse, November 17, 2021 – Today, the Yukon NDP and Yukon First Nations Wildfire called on the government to extend the presumptive cancers coverage to wildland firefighters in the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act that is currently before the House. Bill 8 specifically excludes wildland firefighters from presumptive cancer coverage. This coverage applies to all other firefighters – full-time, part-time and volunteers.