A Placer Miner's Stance on Raising Resource Royalties
The issue of taxes on resource extraction has taken a central role in the Yukon election campaign. Last week the Yukon NDP promised a "Resource Legacy Fund" to ensure Yukoners get a "fair share."
The Liberals and Yukon Party in contrast are NOT planning any tax or royalty hikes, which are being vigorously opposed as well by the mining industry.
Stuart Schmidt is the president of the Klondike Placer Mining Association. Host Sandi Coleman spoke with him over the phone this morning...