Moorcroft forces government to admit they don't know cost of running Whistle Bend continuing care facility
Yukon NDP Highways and Public Works Critic asked the Yukon Party government the following question on April 20th 2016:Read more
Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson is calling Yukon Party government’s 2016 budget a cynical attempt to buy Yukoners’ votes by giving $100 per child to Yukon families weeks before a fall election. The pre-election budget further ignores the wishes of Yukon seniors and Elders who want to access more local health care services as they age. Investment in an Oil and Gas Action Plan shows a refusal to recognize the opportunities to create green jobs and a long-term sustainable energy plan. A sudden conversion to supporting Yukon businesses should have happened years ago.Read more
The Yukon NDP Official Opposition caucus has raised issues on behalf of Yukoners that show a widespread desire for change in Yukon as the territory heads into an election year.Read more
The Yukon NDP Official Opposition has blasted the Yukon Party government for holding “information sessions” on its planned Whistle Bend facility instead of meaningful consultations about the future of continuing care in Yukon.Read more
The Yukon NDP Official Opposition will use their opposition motion debate time tomorrow to call Motion 1080, which calls on the government to better engage Yukoners in light of its failure to consult Yukoners across the territory about its controversial 300-bed Whistle Bend continuing care facility.Read more
This session, the Yukon NDP caucus is focused on echoing the vision for a fairer, more sustainable Yukon shared by people across the territory. Whether it's Bill S-6 or a 300-bed continuing care facility in Whistle Bend, a lack of consultation has left the Yukon Party government in the dark about what Yukoners see as priorities for our territory.Read more
As the clock counts down to one of the last pre-election sittings of the Yukon legislature, the Yukon NDP caucus is outlining the top priorities it has heard from Yukoners over the summer. Yukoners have been vocal about those priorities through unprecedented levels of citizen advocacy – and the Yukon NDP caucus is ready to echo the community’s voices in the legislature on the issues that matter the most.Read more
Yukoners of all political stripes crammed into Hellaby Hall last night to share their perspectives about the future of continuing care in Yukon. Prompted by Yukon Government plans to build a 300-bed continuing care facility in the Whistle Bend subdivision without public consultation, the town hall demonstrated frustration felt by the community regarding the project.Read more
The Yukon Party government's refusal to consult Yukoners about their controversial 3̶0̶0̶-̶b̶e̶d̶ 150-bed continuing care complex -- and their rejection of government officials' advice that their plan would be a "nightmare" if implemented -- shows how little they care about public consultation.
Here's what Yukoners have told us: our seniors and Elders should not be sent from the Communities to a continuing care facility in Whitehorse. Continuing care is one important part of caring for elderly Yukoners, but so is home care and ageing in place.
Will you join us in calling on the Yukon Party government to make consultation with Yukoners a priority -- and to reconsider its controversial Whistle Bend continuing care facility?