New Premier Silver has a chance to make Yukoners' lives better: Yukon NDP Leader Hanson

Yukon NDP Leader Liz Hanson made the following statement today to congratulate Sandy Silver on becoming Yukon's ninth premier:

"For the first time in 14 years, Yukon has a new government. I offer Premier Silver and his caucus my best wishes as they accept the solemn responsibility of leading our territory; my caucus colleague Kate White and I are ready to work with them to make Yukon a better place.

"As Yukon's progressive opposition, we remain committed to ensuring that progress is made ending poverty once and for all. Kate and I will hold Premier Silver accountable for his pledge to repair the Government of Yukon's broken relationship with First Nations, and we will never waver in defending our water from fracking.

"I look forward to the inaugural gathering of the 34th Yukon Legislative Assembly. In the meantime, I invite all Yukoners to join me in congratulating the premier as he officially takes office."