Yukon’s finances not so rosy

Yukon's finances not so rosy I just wish for once that our "honourable" premier would stop telling tall tales to Yukoners. I've just read his budget speech where he claims to have a surplus in his 2016-2017 budget. He purposely omitted to mention the huge

I just wish for once that our “honourable” premier would stop telling tall tales to Yukoners.

I’ve just read his budget speech where he claims to have a surplus in his 2016-2017 budget. He purposely omitted to mention the huge debt carried by the energy corporation, housing corporation and the hospital corporation, which he should show as a debt on the back of all Yukoners.

With the highest level of spending in Yukon’s history, we have increased our dependency on the feds, thanks to the ever-increasing federal transfers to the territory. That a small village of 35,000 souls get such a huge transfer from Ottawa is the highest obscenity. The feds still are spending money on Environment Canada, Revenue Canada, national defence, transfers to self-governing First Nations and the budget for Indian Affairs, etc.

Wasn’t it the Tories who were screaming about the out-of-control spending by the previous Liberal and NDP governments? I wish we had investigative reporters who would expose this government’s out-of-control spending: especially the growth in staff and rented space.

It would not be hard to manage a budget this large for the 35,000 souls who live in the Yukon. I truly believe that my six-year-old grandson can do a better job in listening and spending the generosity of the rich uncle in Ottawa.

Stella Mcpherson

Whitehorse

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