Statement by Klondike MLA Sandy Silver on changes to recycling fees announced on May 12, 2016

“Given the considerable concerns raised by the business community and the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, I am urging the Government of Yukon to delay the implementation of changes to both the Beverage Container Regulation, as well as the Designated Material Regulation.  While we support the goal of the regulations and the concept of extended producer responsibility we want to see a more equitable system, one that is in line with other jurisdictions.  

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Yukon Liberals set three more nomination meeting dates

Whitehorse – Yukon Liberals will select candidates in three more ridings in the weeks ahead, beginning with Porter Creek Centre on July 26th.

The Nomination Meeting to select a candidate in the riding of Porter Creek Centre will be held at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Northern Apostles.

To be eligible to vote at the nomination meeting, voters must reside in the riding of Porter Creek Centre and either:

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Hutton nominated as the Yukon Liberals candidate for Mayo-Tatchun

MAYO – Don Hutton has been acclaimed as the Yukon Liberal candidate in his home riding of Mayo-Tatchun.

“Constituent concerns varied from contractors wanting better access to local work opportunities, to jobs for young people in all three municipalities, to other concerns with the economy, and, of course, many people are apprehensive about the fate of the Peel Watershed,” said Hutton, speaking of what he has heard from residents.

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Pillai Wins Yukon Liberal Nomination in Porter Creek South

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Whitehorse: Ranj Pillai won the Porter Creek South riding nomination in front of a packed room at the Church of the Northern Apostles.

“I must thank the residents of Porter Creek South for inviting me into their homes and for sharing their concerns, fears and dreams for the Yukon,” said Pillai. “My time on the doorsteps has taught me that this election is about respect. It is about respect for our children, for the people that are hurting and need our help, for our environment, for the Yukon business community and for our First Nations Governments.”

Pillai highlighted that the journey began 52 days prior to the nomination. Pillai was motivated by his duty to public service and the strong leadership of Sandy Silver, and encouraged by his wife Delilah and their two sons.

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