Don’t let the elephant inside the mouse

We write to express our loud opposition to the portions of Bill C-23 that will allow the intrusion of U.S. law onto sovereign Canadian soil.

To Yukon Senator Dan Lang and MP Larry Bagnell:

We write to express our loud opposition to the portions of Bill C-23 that will allow the intrusion of U.S. law onto sovereign Canadian soil.

We strenuously object to the consideration, by our government, to give U.S. border agents the authority to hold and force Canadian citizens to answer any questions they deem fit to ask and possibly refuse re-entry into Canada while they are still in Canada and that would also give U.S. authorities the power to arrest Canadian citizens within Canada.

These provisions, in our opinion, go far beyond the pale of being a good neighbour.

We believe this action is an intolerable surrendering of our Canadian values, rights and freedoms and is tantamount to kissing the butt of the elephant we live next door to.

We implore you to voice your loud opposition to the provisions within Bill C-23 that will hand over outrageous new powers to U.S. border agents within Canada.

Andrea and Florian Lemphers,

Whitehorse

Just Posted

Yukon’s Japanese association launches its first sake festival

Former president says the hope is to bring people together to learn

Yukon First Nations, AFN Yukon, CYFN sign climate change emergency declaration

The declaration was signed on the last day of the Yukon First Nations Climate Action Gathering

Yukon Fish and Game Association opposed to moose management proposals

Executive director Eric Schroff said he thinks Yukon government needs to be more transparent

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Casino taking more time with mine proposal

Statement not expected to be submitted to YESAB until Dec. 31, 2021

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in to hold general election in April

On top of voting for chief, three councillors, citizens will vote for a deputy chief for first time

Yukon’s minimum wage set to increase by $1 to $13.71 in April

The increase will make the Yukon’s minimum wage the fourth-highest in the country

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Whitehorse council meeting on Feb 17

Yukonomist: Three questions on Yukon Zinc and China

The case heard recently in Yukon Supreme Court is particularly troubling

Commentary: Highway plans will negatively impact safety

The proposed Alaska Highway work will impact our safety, our communities and our environment.

Olivia Webster is the final musher to finish the Yukon Quest

‘I guess I’ve always been a grandpa’s girl and he’s my best friend, so I kind of wanted to be like him and so I did it’

Yukon’s Rob Cooke and company finish 10th in the 2020 Yukon Quest

Cooke and his 14 Siberians crossed the finish line at 9:07 a.m. on Feb. 15 in Whitehorse

Lights Out Yukon Invitational Basketball Tournament bigger than ever in sixth year

“Honestly, it was the smoothest tournament I think we’ve run yet”

Most Read