Freda McMaster’s recent letter was an interesting fiction.
While I admire McMaster’s passion in her support of all things NDP, she has clearly been blinded by this passion.
The problem with a far left, socialist party like the NDP is it tends to focus all of its time promoting feel-good policies with little substance. (This must be something the NDP learned from Dennis Fentie in his four years with them).
Also something else they learned from Fentie is how to be a one-man (person) band.
McMaster, if you truly want to know about how the NDP government under Tony Penikett managed the territory’s finances, I encourage you to review the Hansard transcripts from December 17, 1992.
These documents reveal while the Penikett NDP government was in charge, “a surplus of $64,493,000 at the beginning of the 1991-92 fiscal year [was] projected to turn into a deficit of $5,711,000 as of March 31, 1993.”
It was the last time the government of Yukon was in debt.
In fact, the mismanagement of finances under the NDP was the catalyst for the next government to bring in the Taxpayer Protection Act, to ensure no government could go into debt again.
The Yukon Liberal Party cares about details and actually does the legwork when it comes to doing due diligence with research.
I would recommend NDP supporters do the same before accusing people of lying.
McMaster’s letter also talked about transfers. They should tell how workers got screwed over in the health transfer, and the Northern Canada Power Commission transfer – but as usual, the NDP only want to tell part of the story.