Over the past week, Yukon Liberal MLAs have been hard at work to support Yukoners and build a stronger, more inclusive territory. Earlier this week, Minister John Streicker announced over $624,000 in funding to help recruit, train and mentor energy advisors in the territory which will help deliver more energy assessments and make Yukon homes more energy efficient.
The Yukon Liberal government also updated Yukoners on:
- The first anniversary of the Yukon’s Universal Childcare program that is saving Yukon families up to $700 a month per child.
- The Housing Initiatives Fund that is helping build hundreds of affordable homes for Yukoners across the territory.
- Our work to install fast electric vehicle chargers across the Yukon and put more Yukoners in the drivers seats of electric vehicles.
- The Yukon University’s first 5-year strategic plan that will guide the institutions operations for the next five years.
This week the Yukon Liberal government tried to have leaders from Yukon University and the Yukon Energy Corporation and the Yukon Development Corporation appear as witnesses in the Legislative Assembly. Unfortunately, on both Tuesday and Thursday, the Yukon Party and the Yukon NDP voted against having the witnesses appear. As a part of our efforts to create a more open and accountable government, the Yukon Liberal government has made it a priority to bring all government entities to appear as witnesses at least once a year in the Legislative Assembly. This was a valuable opportunity for MLA’s to ask questions about the Yukon University’s new 5-year strategic plan and Yukon Energy’s 10-year renewable electricity plan, but the opposition parties were uninterested.
Yukon Liberal MLAs also paid tribute to National Dental Hygienist Week, Elizabeth Kyikavichik, Autism Awareness Month, the Swan Haven, Dan Kemble, Bob Daffe and Green Shirt Day.
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