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Cabinet to be sworn in today

Premier Sandy Silver and his cabinet will be sworn into office beginning at 5:30 this afternoon

By Whitehorse Star on May 3, 2021

Premier Sandy Silver and his cabinet will be sworn into office beginning at 5:30 this afternoon in the foyer of the Yukon Government Main Administration Building.

Commissioner Angélique Bernard will do the honours.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony is not a public event.

The government plans to livestream the event to its Facebook page.

Last Thursday, the Liberals and NDP announced an agreement in which the NDP will support the new minority government at least until January 2023.

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Excuse you on May 5, 2021 at 8:06 am

@thats my question

Currently the legislature looks like this
Libs 8, YP 8, NDP 3
Annie Blake is legitimately the MLA for Vuntut. The vote was a tie, there was a draw, and Blake won. Frost said that the process was fair and that Blake is MLA for Vuntut... For now. Frost is challenging the election in court, but that doesn't change the fact that for the time being, Blake is MLA. If Frost is successful, there will be a by-election and the legislature will look like this until a new MLA is sworn in:
Liberals 8, YP 8, NDP 2. The new Vuntut MLA would then swing the balance of power. Either it's a Lib, meaning Libs would have 9 and still require the NDP to support their confidence bills, the NDP could win, meaning things would stay as they are now, or the YP could win, meaning the YP would likely argue that they now have the right to form a new government. There are a lot of "ifs" here and this won't be settled for months. For now, given that Dixon said a few days after the election that although the parties are tied in seats, the Liberals by convention have the right to form a government, and given that Blake is officially sworn in as Vuntut MLA, the Libs have formed a government.

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Joe on May 3, 2021 at 7:45 pm

Well now that we know the agreement with NDP was to ensure pensions eligibility is met and now we know our esteemed premier prefers to use media rather than diplomacy, let's open Pandora’s Box and let the mud slinging begin. LOL

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That's my question on May 3, 2021 at 6:04 pm

Why would the result be concluded if there isn't a clear winner and there are challenges?

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Excuse you on May 3, 2021 at 3:46 pm

@excuse me
What do you mean "YP can run a candidate"? They didn't run a candidate and the election is over. If for some reason there is a by-election for Vuntut it won't be until months from now, at which point the YP would likely run a candidate (if they can find one). If they won that by-election, then they would have more seats than the Liberals and would thus be in a position to tell the commissioner they should form the government. However, even Currie Dixon said that by convention the Liberals have first go, and he said that before the agreement between the Libs and the NDP.

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Jason on May 3, 2021 at 2:48 pm

@excuse ... I think if that all went down and YP got a candidate elected in OC, they could topple the government pretty much right away.

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Excuse me - on May 3, 2021 at 2:37 pm

is the election over?
NDP/Liberal did not run as a coalition and have made it clear this ISN'T a coalition

Without the result of Vuntut Gwitchin/ YP can run a candidate and still have more seats than Liberals. Am I wrong?

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