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WHITEHORSE – “Yukon First Nations are modern people with modern agreements, being held back by outdated thinking,” said Liberal leader Sandy Silver today at a First Nations Chamber of Commerce luncheon.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
WHITEHORSE – Ted Adel has won the Yukon Liberals candidate contest in the riding of Copperbelt North on Monday, August 29, 2016. 233 ballots were cast at the Mt. MacIntyre Recreation Centre, seeing Adel win the majority after a nomination contest with Raj Murugaiyan and Mike Pemberton. More than 260 people took out memberships with the Yukon Liberals to participate in the vote.Read more
WHITEHORSE – Eileen Melnychuk has successfully been nominated as the Yukon Liberal candidate for Porter Creek North. Melnychuk won a majority of 104 votes cast at the Mt. MacIntyre Recreation Centre in a contest with Mike Tribes.Read more
WHITEHORSE – Nils Clarke has become the Yukon Liberals’ candidate for Riverdale North in a contested nomination bid with Sunny Patch on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016.
"I am honoured to receive the support and trust of my friends and neighbours of Riverdale North. I look forward to working and campaigning with Sandy’s team," said Clarke.Read more
WHITEHORSE – Tracy McPhee has been acclaimed as Yukon Liberals candidate in the Riverdale South riding on August 3, 2016. Tracy and her family live in the riding and she has decided to expand her long career in public service by seeking election to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in this year’s territorial election.Read more
WHITEHORSE – Jeanie Dendys has been acclaimed in Mountainview and will be the Yukon Liberal candidate in the riding. The other contender for the nomination, Mike Gladish, withdrew from the nomination process prior to the nomination meeting that took place on August 2, 2016 at Mt McIntyre Rec Centre. Both Dendys and Gladish were active in recruiting members to the Yukon Liberal party, with a combined total of more than 250 people signed up to support their candidacy.
Mike Gladish said: “In the spirit of party unity, I decided that a contested nomination in Mountainview was not in the best interests of the residents of the riding or the prospects of the party. I spoke to Jeanie Dendys about my decision, and she was gracious in accepting my support.”
Jeanie Dendys said: “I am grateful for the strong support received from Mike Gladish and the many constituents engaged in the nomination process. People want change and a renewal of the Yukon Government way of doing business. I look forward to working with Mike Gladish and my other Liberal colleagues and supporters to win the election and be part of building a new government capable of harnessing innovation to create opportunities for all Yukon people.”Read more