WHITEHORSE – “No Yukon government can impose a carbon tax,” said Liberal Leader Sandy Silver today. “The Taxpayers Protection Act requires any new tax to be agreed to by Yukoners in a referendum.”
The current premier adopted the Vancouver Declaration committing Yukon to “adopting a broad range of domestic measures, including carbon pricing;” carbon pricing in Yukon will be introduced by the federal government in keeping with their commitment to a national carbon pricing strategy.Read more
WHITEHORSE – “Yukon First Nations are modern people with modern agreements, being held back by outdated thinking,” said Liberal leader Sandy Silver today at a First Nations Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “Years of fighting and court battles with First Nation governments are damaging our economy. If properly implemented, the agreements are assets, beneficial to Yukon economically, socially, and environmentally. Agreements, if properly followed, provide for responsible, sustainable development and a strong economic future.”Read more
Statement by Klondike MLA Sandy Silver on the Conference Board of Canada’s Summer 2016 Territorial Outlook
“According to the Conference Board of Canada, Yukon’s economy is facing the bleakest near-term outlook of all the provinces and territories. This is the sad state of our economy after five years of Yukon Party 2.0 being at the helm. We have the worst outlook in the north and indeed all of Canada.Read more
BURWASH LANDING – Math’ieya Alatini has been acclaimed as the Yukon Liberal candidate in Kluane through an uncontested nomination for the party on September 1st, 2016.
Alatini finishes her second term as the Chief of the Kluane First Nation later this summer and she has much to be proud of over the last 6 years: a partnership with Kluane National Park for an exclusive fly-in resort, mining agreements with industry and Yukon Government, new housing for citizens, energy self-sufficiency and food security projects and improvements to self-government processes, to name a few.Read more
WHITEHORSE – Pauline Frost has been acclaimed as the Yukon Liberal candidate in Old Crow through an uncontested nomination for the party on August 30th, 2016. As a citizen that has worked for the Vuntut Gwitchin Government in numerous senior capacities, it is a natural transition for her to seek election to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in this year’s territorial election.Read more