Liberal Inaction on Emergency Shelter hurts businesses, residents, and users

WHITEHORSE, YT – The Yukon Liberals’ inaction at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter has alienated neighbourhood businesses and residents while hurting shelter users.

Concerns related to the shelter have prompted Alpine Bakery, a mainstay in the community for decades, to temporarily close in October.

“The Yukon Liberals need to take action. Another government-commissioned report came out this year identifying concrete solutions offered by local businesses, residents and shelter users. Unfortunately, we’ve heard or seen no change on the ground.”

“The Liberal government has concrete solutions at its fingertips. I want to see a safety officer program put in place. I want the Liberals to act on the recommendations made by residents and local businesses – now.”