Yukon legislative assembly

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver announced Sept. 9 that he will be stepping down as premier and will not seek re-election for a fourth term as MLA. Now the Yukon Party wants the Yukon Liberal Party to lay out its rules for a leadership contest that will determine the next premier. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Party calls for Liberals to set leadership race rules

Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon says ministers must resign before making bid for Liberal leader

 

Premier Sandy Silver, seen addressing media on May 9, and his cabinet ministers will stay on for the duration of their mandate. The territorial government responded to Yukon Party-initiated rumours about the premier’s retirement later this year. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Cabinet refutes Yukon Party claim that Silver is ‘widely expected’ to retire

Cabinet communications confirms Sandy Silver and his Liberal government will stick out mandate

 

Members of the Yukon Legislative Assembly voted to pass the budget bill on April 28, the last day of the 2022 spring sitting. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon budget passes in 10-8 vote as third party NDP sides with Liberal government

Heated debate gets cool down period as 2022 spring session of legislative assembly wraps up

 

A community safety officer for Kwanlin Dün First Nation seen in an undated file photo. Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee announced in the legislature March 14 that Yukon First Nations governments could see up to $200,000 in funding to devise their own community safety plans. (Yukon News file)

Yukon government announces up to $200K for First Nations to tailor community safety plans

Second phase of community safety planning program will explore potential funding for municipalities

A community safety officer for Kwanlin Dün First Nation seen in an undated file photo. Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee announced in the legislature March 14 that Yukon First Nations governments could see up to $200,000 in funding to devise their own community safety plans. (Yukon News file)
Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver holds his speaking notes after giving the budget address on the first day of the spring sitting. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Government’s $1.97-billion budget includes heavy capital spending

The budget does not include any tax increases

Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver holds his speaking notes after giving the budget address on the first day of the spring sitting. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
On the first day of the new Yukon legislative assembly sitting in Whitehorse on Mar. 3, demonstrators opposed to the government’s anti-COVID-19 public health measures and vaccine mandates marched to the legislature. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Ukraine, COVID-19 and opioids all first-day topics for returning MLAs

The three territorial governments have asked for more dialogue on arctic sovereignty.

On the first day of the new Yukon legislative assembly sitting in Whitehorse on Mar. 3, demonstrators opposed to the government’s anti-COVID-19 public health measures and vaccine mandates marched to the legislature. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The entrance to the Yukon legislature photographed Oct. 22, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Analysis: What to expect at the Yukon legislature’s spring sitting

It has been two years since COVID-19 interrupted the March 2020 session – and things have changed

The entrance to the Yukon legislature photographed Oct. 22, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Alice McGuire pictured in 1978. (Courtesy/Yukon Archives)
Alice McGuire pictured in 1978. (Courtesy/Yukon Archives)
The legislature is slated for return on March 3. (Yukon News file)

Spring sitting booked for Yukon MLAs

The spring sitting of the legislature will begin on March 3. Elected…

The legislature is slated for return on March 3. (Yukon News file)
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver talks to media on March 5, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon Party-commissioned poll finds popularity slipping for premier

The party commissioned Leger to ask about Premier Sandy Silver and Deputy Premier Tracy-Anne McPhee.

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver talks to media on March 5, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Liberal bench answers questions in the house on Oct. 14. Opposition parties had plenty of tough topics to hammer the minority government on this session. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Analysis: First session of minority government filled with ‘growing pains’

What happened in the fall legislative sitting, including laws passed and power struggles

The Liberal bench answers questions in the house on Oct. 14. Opposition parties had plenty of tough topics to hammer the minority government on this session. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

This week in the House: Timber harvesting and Yukon skipping COP26

Ministers provided updates in the legislature this week on firewood and the international climate conference.

Minister Nils Clarke speaks to reporters about the COP 26 climate change conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon reads aloud during debate on a non-confidence motion on Nov. 24 in the legislature. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Liberal government survives no-confidence vote over Hidden Valley scandal

“Let’s be clear, both the Liberals and the Yukon Party are responsible for the hurt that was caused to children.”

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon reads aloud during debate on a non-confidence motion on Nov. 24 in the legislature. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon photographed on the 2021 campaign trail on April 8. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Yukon Party plans confidence vote over the government’s handling of the Hidden Valley file

The balance of power sits with the NDP, but it is unlikely they will break their agreement

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon photographed on the 2021 campaign trail on April 8. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Liberal minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature following a vote on a motion asking her to resign from cabinet on Oct. 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Legislature votes for minister’s resignation over Hidden Valley

“If your child was a victim, how would you feel? How would you vote on this motion?”

Liberal minister Tracy-Anne McPhee stands in the legislature following a vote on a motion asking her to resign from cabinet on Oct. 27. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon addresses media following a heated question period on Oct. 8. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Hidden Valley dominates first question period of fall sitting

A number of motions were introduced on the first day back for MLAs

Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon addresses media following a heated question period on Oct. 8. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Campaign materials from the three parties. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Territorial political parties report fundraising numbers for 2020

The Yukon Party had the most amount of money raised in 2020, at $176,031.

Campaign materials from the three parties. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver speaks to reporters after tabling the budget in the legislature on May 14. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon mandate letters focus on climate, health care and government relations

Opposition parties said there are gaps in the letters, which direct department priorities

Premier Sandy Silver speaks to reporters after tabling the budget in the legislature on May 14. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn speaks to reporters at a news conference in Whitehorse on Dec. 21, 2017. New ATIPP laws are coming into effect April 1. (Chris Windeyer/Yukon News file)

Liberals refute opposition accusation that wellness centre tender was rushed

Ministers grilled on the award of the wellness centre construction contract

Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn speaks to reporters at a news conference in Whitehorse on Dec. 21, 2017. New ATIPP laws are coming into effect April 1. (Chris Windeyer/Yukon News file)
Premier Sandy Silver speaks to reporters after the final question period of the special spring sitting on May 31. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Budget passes at the end of short spring legislature sitting

The Yukon Party tried to extend the sitting to allow more room for debate

Premier Sandy Silver speaks to reporters after the final question period of the special spring sitting on May 31. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)