The Yukon government is taking advantage of new trade rules that allow it to limit certain contracts to only Yukon companies. But getting any further specifics on how the government is spending that public money is more of a challenge, even when a few of the tenders have already gone out. That’s because those tenders are not available on the government’s public system.
The B.C. Passenger Transportation Board has officially approved Greyhound’s plans to shutter a series of northern bus routes including the only one that goes into the Yukon. The board approved Greyhound’s application to cut routes because of millions of dollars in losses due to declining ridership. In a written decision issued earlier this week the board says passenger demand for the service has declined 46 per cent since 2010.
The Liberal government is hinting that funding for more continuing care beds at the Thomson Centre will be part of this year’s budget when it’s released in around two weeks. Cabinet spokesperson Sunny Patch confirmed that adding more beds at the Thomson Centre is “something we’re looking into.” Patch said she couldn’t say more because the territorial budget hasn’t been tabled yet.
The headline I wanted to run with this story was: "We’re going to spend Public money on a Public project to be used by the Public. But if we don’t call it a Public tender we don’t have to release as many details to the Public right away"
I suspect that would have been too long https://twitter.com/chriswindeyer/status/967135194208641024
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