NDP promises better internet

The NDP will sink $1.5 into internet and cellphone infrastructure if elected, said leader Liz Hanson on Thursday. Businesses risk losing contracts because of unreliable Yukon service, she said.

The NDP will sink $1.5 into internet and cellphone infrastructure if elected, said leader Liz Hanson on Thursday.

Businesses risk losing contracts because of unreliable Yukon service, she said.

They also lose money every time a debit or credit-card lines go dark.

But Hanson lacked specifics about how the party would improve network infrastructure.

The announcement, made at NDP candidate Jan Stick’s Well-Read Books, was aimed at business owners.

The NDP won’t increase taxes to small business owners in the Yukon, said Hanson.

It also wants to cut red tape for new businesses.

Business owners are required to take government courses held over several days, said Stick.

Busy business owners can’t afford that time, she said.

Workers’ compensation rates are also a concern, said candidate Frank Turner, who runs Muktuk Adventures.

There’s no reason tourism operators should be lumped with construction companies in regards to compensation rates, he said.

The NDP also promises to identify potential sources of venture capital for new businesses.

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