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.Read more
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.Read more
“Land use planning brings certainty for economic development while protecting our shared environment for future generations. When these decisions are left to the Supreme Court of Canada to decide, we lose our ability and responsibility to negotiate our shared future through a local lens.Read more
Mr. Silver: Thank you, Madam Speaker. I rise on behalf of all of my colleagues in the Legislative Assembly to pay tribute to local born-and-raised Yukoner, Stephen Kozmeniuk. As many of you have heard, Stephen is credited as the songwriter and producer on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, which won the best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards. This is one of the highest accomplishments anyone in the music business can receive, and I congratulate him on that. During the highly publicized Grammy Awards, Kendrick Lamar performed the song that Stephen wrote and produced, The Blacker the Berry, which became one of the most impassioned and widely discussed songs after its release.Read more
Mr. Silver: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Earlier this year, the government released its annual tourism visitor statistical report after spending $600,000 on a new visitor tracking program. The government released the report without these new numbers saying that they were simply unavailable; $600,000 and no new numbers is not a great return on this investment. Yukon tourism operators are forced once again to rely on border crossing numbers as they have for many years. The contractor from the 2012 study has asked repeatedly for access to the data that was collected at that cost of $600,000 and has repeatedly been denied that information from this government. They have even filed an access to information request to get that data so that it can be distributed to the industry.
Why is the government fighting the release of this information?Read more