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Call the election now Open letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski: First, I wish to know how much it cost to produce the newspaper insert bragging about all your "accomplishments"? It seems like you re-printed the headlines from all your press releases. Thos

Open letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski:

First, I wish to know how much it cost to produce the newspaper insert bragging about all your “accomplishments”?

It seems like you re-printed the headlines from all your press releases. Those releases make it sound like you and your government are the best friends First Nations ever had. Of course you did not mention the legal action on the Peel fiasco, your support and intervention on S-6 and your total disregard to the urgent issues facing those communities.

The deal you signed with the Kaska, giving them $3.3 million, is being rejected by the Liard First Nation’s membership. Your blind love to mining is not paying off, since all the mines have shut down, so you have wasted the millions you gave to promote mining in the Yukon.

The first picture in the brochure refers to building the new continuing care facility in Whistle Bend. The Yukon government has announced the cost of the facility to be $141 million. That is without the costs of the staff to run the facility. That is more than $1 million per person… Give me my million dollars and I will move out of the Yukon!

Your brochure includes many half truths. You never mentioned that you have increased the debt Yukoners have to pay. Really cute, when you had the hospital corporation borrowing the millions needed to build its hospitals in Watson and Dawson City, and had the Yukon Development Corporation borrow money to finance the new hydro projects and the LNG plant.

Yukoners now owe more than $150 million. Thank you for making the Yukon more dependent on Ottawa than when you got in. Call an election now.

Stella McPherson

Whitehorse

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