Yukon Liberals hold first post-election AGM

WHITEHORSE – Approximately 75 Yukon Liberal supporters gathered over the weekend at the party’s first post-election Annual General Meeting.  Highlights included an address from Liberal leader Sandy Silver, an overview of the recent election campaign, with Campaign Chair Laura Cabott, and the election of a new executive.

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Thank you, Yukon!

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Thank you Yukon! 

Yukoners have been heard!  The Yukon Liberals thank all our volunteers, supporters and especially you, the people of Yukon, who have given us the mandate to form government, diversify our economy to create good jobs, protect our environment and work together with First Nations governments for the benefit of all Yukoners.  

Thank you to Darrell Pasloski and all outgoing MLAs for your service to Yukon.

Thank you to all Yukoners who took a stand for what they believe in and put their name forward in this election.

Congratulations to all the Yukoners who will serve as Members of the Legislative Assembly for the next five years - we look forward to working with you.

We commit to upholding our values of transparency, respect, inclusivity and accountability while in government. Yukoners will continue to Be Heard!


Yukon Liberals are clear: no fracking, accept the Peel plan, restart land use planning

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Liberal position is clear. We will accept the Peel Plan as it was originally presented, restart land use planning, and place an immediate moratorium on fracking.

“The Yukon Liberals support planning and decisions based on respect, trust and evidence,” said Pauline Frost, Liberal Candidate for Vuntut Gwitchin. “It is time to move forward on the Peel decision. Dragging it through the courts is costing all Yukoners and stalling all other planning efforts.”

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Yukon Liberals offer to purchase carbon offset for CTF speaker’s flight to Yukon

Whitehorse - The Yukon Liberals have offered to cover the carbon costs of the flight from Calgary to Whitehorse for Paige T. MacPherson, the Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).

MacPherson is coming to Whitehorse to take part in a presentation hosted by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce regarding the pros and cons of the carbon tax that the federal government will be introducing in 2018. The Albertan will be arguing the CTF's position against the carbon tax, while Yukoner Forest Pearson, a geological engineer, will be presenting the pro side of the debate. All four political parties have been invited to attend the event. 

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Yukon Liberals lay out housing priorities: One homeless Yukoner is one too many

WHITEHORSE –Jeane Lassen, Yukon Liberal candidate for Takhini-Kopper King, today laid out her party’s plans to address a full spectrum of housing issues across the territory, including the Liberals approach to homelessness.

“Addressing the homelessness issue has never been at the top of the list of the current government,” Lassen said. ‘It will certainly be a top priority for the Yukon Liberals and the vision is simple - we want to eliminate it.”

Lassen said a Liberal government would build on the work of the Vulnerable People at Risk Initiative.

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Yukon Liberals to ensure government transparency through amendments to ATIPP legislation

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Liberals will increase the amount of government information available to Yukoners by amending the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, says Tracy McPhee, Liberal candidate for Riverdale South.  Tracy was the Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner and Ombudsman from 2007 to 2012.

On the last day of the legislative sitting in 2012, the Yukon Party used a guillotine clause to pass amendments to the ATIPP Act.  The amendments allow the government to deny access to some government documents including briefing notes prepared for ministers - making it one of only three Canadian jurisdictions with such restrictions.  At the time, the Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Tim Keopke rejected the ‘unprecedented’ amendments, but was ignored by the Yukon Party.

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Yukon Liberals outline mental health, justice priorities

WHITEHORSE – Liberal leader Sandy Silver and Mountainview candidate Jeanie Dendys outlined the Yukon Liberals plan to improve mental health services and improve our justice and health care systems today.  The Liberal platform includes a commitment to refocus the implementation of the Yukon Mental Wellness Strategy and include comprehensive after care services in Yukon communities.

“Improving mental health services has been priority for me since the day I was elected,” Silver said.  “It is probably the issue raised most frequently with me, particularly in rural Yukon.”

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Providing Vision for Yukon’s professional civil service

WHITEHORSE – Yukon’s public servants need vision and leadership to deliver high-quality programs and service to citizens.  Yukon Liberals will provide that.

“We will not set the public service up to fail,” said Richard Mostyn, Yukon Liberals’ Whitehorse West candidate. “We will provide the vision, direction, tools and resources to get the job done. We will ask the public service for their best advice and fully consider it when making decisions for the benefit of all Yukoners, not just a privileged few.”

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Yukon Liberals will maintain moratorium on Whitehorse Trough oil and gas development

WHITEHORSE – Copperbelt South candidate Jocelyn Curteanu, confirmed today the Yukon Liberals will extend the moratorium on any oil and gas development in the Whitehorse Trough indefinitely.

“Yukon Liberals understand there is little public support for opening the Whitehorse Trough to oil and gas exploration,” said Curteanu.  “We respect that and will continue the moratorium that is currently in place throughout our term as government.”

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Working Together - Sandy Silver & the Yukon Liberals