Yukon’s independent prospectors in peril

Yukon's independent prospectors in peril The Prospectors' Assistance Program, designed by the NDP to support Yukon's independent prospectors, is now being used to reward wealthy mining executives. Taxpayer grant money is for the needy, not the greedy.

The Prospectors’ Assistance Program, designed by the NDP to support Yukon’s independent prospectors, is now being used to reward wealthy mining executives.

Taxpayer grant money is for the needy, not the greedy.

Yukon Mining Incentive Program grant money comes from Canadian taxpayers.

Major and junior mining and exploration companies are all publicly traded and based outside of the Yukon. All publicly traded mining companies have to prove they are adequately funded before they are allowed to sell shares on any stock exchange.

The new department head of the Yukon Geological Survey Minerals Services Division left Whitehorse on a promotional tour of Europe and China with a group of junior mining company reps at government expense.

The current Yukon government is encouraging the Chinese government to invest heavily in our territory. The Chinese national flag is flying over Minto Copper, Wolverine mine and the Selwyn Project.

When are Chinese migrant workers coming over?

Why are some of the junior mining companies, professional contractors and the current Yukon government depriving poor independent Yukoners of funding for honest work?

Yukon’s independent prospectors find new mines.

Wade Carrell, member, Yukon Prospectors’ Association

Whitehorse