Question re: F.H. Collins Secondary School reconstruction – March 25, 2013

Mr. Silver: I have a question for the Minister of Education in regard to the reconstruction of F.H. Collins school. In regard to the handling of this project, there has been a great deal of well-deserved criticism directed at the government. After spending at least $6 million on this project, the Yukon Party decided just weeks ago to start all over again.

There is an opportunity to get it right this time. There is an opportunity to build a school that fits a community’s needs as opposed to one that fits an existing footprint. I believe the government made the wrong decision the first time around when it decided not to rebuild the tech and trades wing at the school. The government has essentially given itself a do-over.

Will the minister consider including a new tech and trades wing in the new F.H. Collins Secondary School?

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MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS REMAIN FOR FH 2.0 SAYS SILVER

Whitehorse: A Government of Yukon announcement that it plans to spend $27 million this year alone to begin construction of a new F.H. Collins school raises as many questions as it answers, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver. 

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Question re: Peel watershed land use plan – March 21, 2013

Mr. Silver: Mr. Speaker, February 25 was the deadline for submissions on the revised Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan. Yesterday the government released information on how many people had participated in the public consultation process. Unfortunately, it kept the most important information to itself — what people think of the new plan. Were they for it, or were they against it? What did people think of the old plan? Were they for it, or were they against it?

Of course, the minister has this information and has chosen not to release it. According to the government — and I quote: “All feedback received during the consultation will be posted” on the www.peelconsultation.ca website.

Will the minister be open and accountable and release this information that people want to hear about? What plan did the public support?

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HOSPITAL BAILOUT CONFIRMS POOR PLANNING – FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT

Whitehorse:  The centrepiece of the latest Cathers/Pasloski Budget is a $27 million dollar bailout of the Yukon Hospital Corporation and it confirms fears about poor planning and fiscal mismanagement, says Liberal Leader Sandy Silver.

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TAKE THE TIME AND DO IT RIGHT SAYS SILVER

Whitehorse: The Government of Yukon should take the time needed and properly plan the new F.H. Collins project, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver.

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