This week in the Legislative Assembly, questions around the Yukon Financial Advisory Panel were asked. Here’s a deeper look at the Panel.
Why has a Financial Advisory Panel been established?
The Yukon Financial Advisory Panel is an independent panel that will advise the Government of Yukon on options concerning financial policies and tools that will help the government build a sound and sustainable financial future for Yukon.
The Yukon government is facing significant fiscal challenges. Right now the government’s revenue isn’t keeping up to the expenditures needed to ensure Yukoners’ needs are met.
Who is on the Panel?
The members are: Norm McIntyre, Yukon; Grace Southwick, Yukon; Tim O’Neill, Prince Edward Island; Ron Kneebone, Alberta; and Trevor Tombe, Alberta. Norm McIntyre will Chair the Panel. Panel members were chosen for their expertise, familiarity with the Yukon context, and experience providing similar advice to other governments in Canada.
How will Yukoners be involved?
The panel will engage with residents, First Nation governments, municipalities, businesses and organizations on how we can make the Government of Yukon financially sustainable now and for future generations. This public feedback will help shape the recommendations the Panel will bring back to the government.
When will the Panel be presenting recommendations to the government?
The Panel will deliver a final report to the government before the end of the calendar year.
How do I stay up-to-date so I can participate?
Information about the Financial Advisory Panel will be shared on the Yukon government website. When engagement begins, opportunities to engage will be advertised to the public.
We will post further information here as it becomes available.
Yukoners will have the opportunity to submit comments in person, by mail, or electronically.