Yukon's opposition is challenging the government about airport safety in Whitehorse.

NDP member Lois Moorcroft said people in the industry have approached her party with concerns about the runway being too short and too slippery in winter.

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Lois Moorcroft, a Yukon NDP MLA, said people in the industry have approached her party with concerns about the Whitehorse airport runway. (Philippe Morin/CBC)

"The runway, despite being lengthened, does not provide the recommended landing distance for aircraft because the Yukon Government has not moved the glide path indicator, as required by Transport Canada. The Transportation Safety Board has reported that, ‘runway overruns continue to pose one of the greatest risks to travelling Canadians’. Mr. Speaker, these are serious safety problems that need addressing now," said Moorcroft.

Premier Darrell Pasloski said he is not aware of any problems at the airport. He added that he has trust in pilots, and said he will not look into the matter.

On Monday, he said the Yukon Government was not the appropriate place to bring those concerns.