Yukon needs currency

I have an opinion. It is mine and only mine. I read in the newspapers, local only, about all the opposition to land use in the Peel.

I have an opinion. It is mine and only mine. I read in the newspapers, local only, about all the opposition to land use in the Peel.

Let us look at history – all dealings, whether they be in agriculture, mining or simple trade, revolve around money. Let it be a cow, a stick, a goat, a fur hide. Whatever, it was or is a currency. One would trade this currency for what they thought was a good deal.

Now we have other forms of currency. They are derived from mining, farming and industrial activities. Whatever, I for one need to work to have a currency to trade for the things I want or need. If you take away this currency from me, I will not be able to work.

Now, the Yukon government has no way of obtaining any currency, but by the federal government giving us the money. We get to live off our neighbours down south, so to say. This, to me, is a form of socialism. I prefer that we as a territory stand on our own and contribute to society, not take from society.

How long before the people down south realize that they are the ones paying our way and suspend our payments? What will happen to our territory?

Now is the time to build a base so that we do not have to depend on our neighbour to supply us with money so we can eat. I have other thoughts and ideas, but I first want to see how this idea flies.

Don Hrehirchek

Marsh Lake