The following open letter was written by Yukon NDP Official Opposition Leader Liz Hanson regarding the newly announced Canadian Free Trade Agreement:
Canada’s provinces and territories have signed a new free trade agreement to replace the 20 year old Agreement on Internal Trade. While the bulk of the Canadian free-trade agreement (CFTA) remains to be announced we tentatively know some of its contents.Read more
Thanks to the Yukon Party, Yukon has become a case study in how not to run an economy.Read more
On the heels of the Yukon Party government’s decision to defund the popular YuWin Job Board in favour of a federal jobs website, the Yukon NDP is calling for a review of the important local online employment listing’s funding. Yukon’s lagging economy, a consequence of years of Yukon Party government mismanagement, requires support for resources that connect Yukoners with good jobs.Read more
This letter from Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson was published in the Whitehorse Star on January 12th 2016.
Sometimes, the most visionary public policy ideas are right under our noses – and sometimes we need to look a little further for the next big thing.
Just before the Yukon delegation took off for the Climate Change conference in Paris (COP 21), the German Embassy in Ottawa invited Canadian delegates to participate in an Energy policy study tour. The embassy kindly offered to cover our travel costs.Read more
Reflecting on the end of a legislative sitting marked by skirmishes over divisive Yukon Party decisions, the Yukon NDP is emphasizing the need for more cooperation – and new leadership that puts Yukoners first. The Yukon Party government’s confrontational approach to its partners are damaging Yukon’s economy and the community’s faith in the territorial government.Read more