Yukon Liberals to establish National Aboriginal Day as a Yukon Statutory Holiday

TESLIN – The Yukon Liberals will establish National Aboriginal Day as a Yukon Statutory Holiday, says Carl Sidney, Liberal candidate for Pelly–Nisutlin.

National Aboriginal Day, celebrated on June 21 of each year, celebrates the diversity and strength of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, their cultures, and traditions. 

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Yukon Liberals outline support for cornerstones of Yukon’s economy- mining and tourism

WHITEHORSE – Liberal leader Sandy Silver and Mathieya Alatini, the Yukon Liberals candidate for Kluane, announced the party’s commitment to the mining and tourism industries today.  Alatini is the former Chief of the Kluane First Nation and also a former Yukon Women in Mining Champion.

“Mathieya has long been a strong advocate of business and industry that works in partnership with First Nations. She is an empowering role model for women who are seeking careers in their own back yard,” said Silver. “She is the ideal candidate to outline our support for these two industries that are cornerstones of our economy.” 

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Housing in Ross River will be a priority for a Liberal Government

TESLIN – The housing situation in Ross River has reached emergency proportions per a letter from the Ross River Dena Council Chief Jack Caesar.  Carl Sidney, Yukon Liberals candidate in Pelly-Nisutlin, is deeply concerned about this situation.

“This situation didn’t happen overnight – housing in Ross River has been an issue for decades and has been allowed to deteriorate to this crisis point due to lacking of funding and an unwillingness by the Yukon government to make this a priority,” said Sidney. “People should not be living in sub-standard homes that are literally dangerous to their health.”

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Yukon Liberals will invest in Yukon forestry sector, develop sustainable local food options

WATSON LAKE – Yukon Liberals will target investment to boost small-scale softwood lumber opportunities and support more biomass heating projects, says Watson Lake Liberal candidate Ernie Jamieson. 

“The Yukon Liberals recognize that economic diversification means supporting existing and emerging sectors. A Yukon Liberal government will work in collaboration with industry and First Nations partners to expand our forestry sector, targeting manufactured lumber,” Jamieson said. “Our government’s investment will also be supported by a forestry plan for southeast Yukon for commercial harvesting.”  This plan would also include silvaculture. 

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Yukon Liberals release election platform

WHITEHORSE – Liberal leader Sandy Silver today released the party’s election platform. He said Yukon Liberals are running a campaign for Yukon, not against other people or positions – a campaign based on positivity, inclusivity and respect.

“That is how I have conducted myself over the last five years as the MLA for Klondike and that is how we are presenting our plan to Yukoners,” he said.   “If you look at which party understands the issues most important to Yukoners, which party has the platform that addresses those issues in a realistic and holistic manner, and which party has the team of candidates to deliver their platform and govern this territory in a transparent, respectful, collaborative and accountable manner – you would be looking at the Yukon Liberals.”

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