LIBERALS DEMAND GOVERNMENT ACTION FOR SAFE WORKING AND LIVING CONDITIONS

Whitehorse: The Yukon Liberal caucus says that the Yukon Party Government needs to do more to ensure that Yukoners are provided with safe living and working conditions, especially in regards to the installation and maintenance of oil burning furnaces.

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STATEMENT BY INTERIM LIBERAL LEADER DARIUS ELIAS ON THE TRAGEDY IN PORTER CREEK

Whitehorse:  Interim Liberal Leader Darius Elias issued a statement today about the tragic deaths that occurred in Porter Creek over the weekend.

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LIBERALS ENGAGE INDUSTRY AT ROUNDUP

Whitehorse:  Vuntut Gwitchin MLA, Darius Elias and Klondike MLA, Sandy Silver attended the 29th annual Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver, which ran from January 23-26th.  Roundup provides a valuable opportunity for attendees to learn about the current status of mineral exploration in Western Canada and to connect with those from businesses, industries, NGOs, First Nations and political circles, who share an interest in this field.  

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ELIAS SUPPORTS PREMIERS HEALTH CARE CO-OPERATION

Whitehorse: Provincial Premiers are on the right track with the creation of a Health Care Innovation Working Group, says Interim Liberal Party Leader, Darius Elias.  Elias was responding to progress made at the winter meeting of Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders, held recently in Vancouver.

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2012 IS FULL OF POTENTIAL SAYS ELIAS

Whitehorse: With an eye towards weathering the very real possibility of another global economic recession the government’s top priority for 2012 should be to maintain a strong economy, says Liberal Leader Darius Elias.

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LIBERALS FOCUS ON ECONOMY, COMMUNITY DURING OPENING SITTING

Whitehorse: Vuntut Gwitchin MLA Darius Elias says he is pleased with the performance of the Liberal caucus during the Fall Sitting of the 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly that ended today.  The second-term MLA said the caucus has set a new direction, one that tilts the party to the right of the political spectrum.

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SILVER CALLS FOR ACTION INSTEAD OF POLITICAL BICKERING

Whitehorse: A three and a half hour debate on the Yukon’s housing crisis provided plenty of opportunity for the government and Official Opposition to fight with each other and little discussion about finding solutions, says Klondike MLA Sandy Silver.

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ELIAS URGES YUKON PARTY TO DRAFT WHISTLE-BLOWER LEGISLATION

Whitehorse: The Yukon Party government has everything it needs to proceed with drafting whistle-blower legislation, says interim Liberal Leader Darius Elias.  Given the political commitment made by the Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, Elias is hopeful a bill will soon see the light of day.

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THRONE SPEECH AS EXCITING AS AN EMPTY NET GOAL SAYS ELIAS

Whitehorse: The Yukon Party’s Speech from the Throne contained few surprises and was about as exciting as an empty net goal, says interim Liberal Leader Darius Elias.  The government’s blueprint was long on generalities and short on specifics but did contain measures the Liberal caucus can support.

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STATEMENT BY VUNTUT GWITCHIN MLA DARIUS ELIAS ON THE DEATH OF FORMER MLA JOHN EDZERZA

Whitehorse: Vuntut Gwitchin MLA Darius Elias made the following statement today on the death of former MLA John Edzerza:

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