Unlimited donations from corporations, unions and non-Yukoners will continue to flow into Yukon’s political system. Yesterday, the Yukon Party government stalled Yukon NDP Leader Liz Hanson’s bill to reform the territory’s political financing laws by referring it to the closed-door Members’ Services Board. The bill, titled the Fairness in Political Contributions Act, would have seen donations to political parties limited to individual Yukoners’ contributions of no more than $1,500 each year.Read more
As Fort McMurray, Alberta continues to fight a historic wildfire that has led to the evacuation of 88,000 people, the Yukon NDP Official Opposition caucus plans to table a motion in the Yukon Legislative Assembly today that asks the Yukon government to make a financial contribution to the Red Cross’ Alberta Fires Appeal.Read more
Yukon NDP Leader Liz Hanson asked the following question about transparency in Government of Yukon reconciliation negotiations with Yukon First Nations on Monday, May 2nd 2016:Read more
Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson will table the Fairness in Political Contributions Act, a bill that proposes reforms to Yukon’s political donation rules, in the Yukon Legislative Assembly later today. By ending the practice of allowing donations from unions, corporations and non-Yukoners and setting a $1,500 annual limit on an individual’s donations, the Act aims to empower ordinary Yukoners and level the playing field for all parties ahead of this year’s territorial election.Read more
Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson and MLA Lois Moorcroft asked the following questions about the Government of Yukon's annual budget surplus on Wednesday, April 13 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 has announced that it plans to take immediate steps, if elected, to place Skagway, Alaska under control of the Government of Yukon.Read more
Thanks to the Yukon Party, Yukon has become a case study in how not to run an economy.Read more
Yukon NDP MLAs are in Vancouver this week to meet with Yukon’s mineral development partners by participating in the Association for Mineral Exploration BC’s Mineral Exploration Roundup. Yukon NDP leader Liz Hanson and Energy, Mines and Resources Critic Jim Tredger are taking part in the annual event, which brings together a wide spectrum of industry stakeholders with a significant role in Yukon’s economy.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