Dixon held a telephone press conference where he criticized the agreement between the Liberals and the NDP.
Yesterday afternoon, Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon held a telephone press conference where he criticized the Confidence and Supply Agreement signed by the Liberals and the NDP earlier this week. Dixon referred to the partnership as a left-wing coalition government. Dixon says his party was not asked to be a part of the agreement and after a single meeting, he felt the Liberals and the Yukon Party were too far apart.
“Ultimately, my over arching concern is that the Liberals have sold the farm and agreed to implement the NDP’s platform just a few weeks after criticizing them heavily for proposing such an audacious platform. So, I think it’s clear that the Liberals signed on to this agreement in desperation and they haven’t thought through the implications of these policies.” Says Dixon.
Dixon says Sandy Silver and the Liberals have “veered to the left” and adopted the NDP’s platform in desperation for power.
On Wednesday, the Yukon Liberals and the NDP agreed to work together to support a Liberal government, by signing a Confidence and Supply Agreement.
The two parties agreed on some of the same issues when they were campaigning for the territorial election. As stated in the newly signed agreement, the Liberals and the NDP will work together to make democracy work for people, address climate change and protect the environment, create jobs and build a sustainable economy, improve services that people count on, and make life more affordable.
“The way to moved forward is to work together, to collaborate, and we agree that compromise is important too, in those places that we differ. This agreement commits both of our caucuses to working together. There are provisions in this agreement that will bring NDP MLAs into government conversations on legislation and other issues that require joint efforts as well. And I look forward to this collaborative approach.” Said Silver at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
The agreement is in effect until January 31, 2023.