Statement by Yukon Liberals Campaign Chair Laura Cabott on Mountainview

WHITEHORSE – “The Yukon Liberals’ candidate in Mountainview riding, Jeanie Dendys, fully respects all of the citizens in the Mountainview riding. Jeanie has spent her career building programs to assist vulnerable people in Yukon; especially with the vulnerable citizens of Kwanlin Dun First Nation. She and her campaign team have been trained in proper voting practices, as have all Yukon Liberal candidates, and fully respect all the citizens in her riding and the KDFN government.  Dendys and Liberal leader Sandy Silver are disappointed that questionable practices have occurred in the Mountainview riding.”

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Yukon Liberals lay out road map for Knowledge Economy

WHITEHORSE – Copperbelt South Liberal candidate Jocelyn Curteanu today released the Yukon Liberals plan to build the knowledge economy.

“The knowledge economy encompasses the innovation, IT and science sectors; sectors that will build communities and strengthen the economic base of the Yukon,” Curteanu said.  “We can begin to do that by accelerating the completion of the fibre optic redundancy project.  There’s been nothing but empty promises and frustrated consumers because of the lack of urgency surrounding this project.”

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Yukon Liberals set to participate in community debates this week

WHITEHORSE – Liberal leader Sandy Silver will join the leaders of the other major political parties in a debate hosted by Council of Yukon First Nations on Thursday, October 20th from 7 to 9 pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

Silver thanked Grand Chief Peter Johnston for organizing the event and said it will be a good opportunity for voters to compare the platform of the Yukon Liberals against the record of the Yukon Party.

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Yukon Liberals map out renewable energy future

WHITEHORSE –Liberal leader Sandy Silver says his party would take a different approach to energy planning and would start by setting policy direction to prioritize renewable energy sources and technology.

“This is a position I’ve been presenting in the legislature for the last number of years,” Silver said. “A Liberal government would promote energy policies for electricity, heat and transportation that primarily source future needs from conservation, efficiency and renewable technologies, such as small-hydro, wind, solar, and geothermal sources, positioning the territory as a renewable energy leader in Canada.”

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Yukon Liberals outline support for First Responders with PTSD

WHITEHORSE – Yukon Liberals will amend the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act to include presumptive provisions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in first responders, said Riverdale North candidate Nils Clarke.

“We recognize the risks first responders face in providing service to Yukoners,” Clarke said. “One concrete way to do that is to address the serious health care consequences those workers suffer from.” 

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