As our team marks the one year anniversary of the election which saw a Liberal majority government, we are reflecting on the work that has been done, and the priorities guiding us forward. The priorities of our Liberal caucus are: our people-centred approach to wellness helps Yukoners thrive; our strategic investments that build healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities; our strong government-to-government relationships with First Nations foster reconciliation; and our diverse, growing economy provides good jobs for Yukoners in an environmentally responsible way.
These are the priorities our caucus was elected by Yukoners to achieve. They guide the actions taken by this government each and every day. These priorities are also one of the reasons I ran for office, and they guide my direction as an MLA. I believe that they will move Yukon forward in a strong and sustainable way and work to ensure government transparency and accountability.
Over the past year I’ve been committed to ongoing engagement with local community associations in the flourishing riding of Porter Creek Centre, including the Porter Creek Community Association, the Whistle Bend Community Association and Friends of McIntyre Creek. It is important to me that I’m hearing from and supporting community associations as they work hard to help make Porter Creek a safe and vibrant community to live in where access to nature abounds. I have also taken time to knock on doors and visit constituents regularly, and to attend community association meetings, host barbecues, meetings and constituency events. Our Liberal caucus knows that we cannot effectively serve our constituents if we don’t have the well-being of Yukoners at the forefront of every decision that we make. I’m proud to be a part of this team taking action to make Yukoners’ lives better. I look forward to the years to come.
- Brought forward a motion establishing fixed sitting dates for the Legislative Assembly, which was unanimously approved.
- Independent Yukon Financial Advisory Panel established to provide options and engage with Yukoners on healthy financial management in Yukon.
- Changes to legislation that make it illegal to discriminate against a person on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression.
- Yukon Forum revitalized with the commitment to meet 4 times per year.
- Proposed legislation that will work to increase prevention of PTSD in the workplace, and ensure emergency responders are presumptively covered.
- Forward movement on a plan to regulate and fund midwifery within Yukon’s health care system.
- Progress on the construction of a new French high school in Riverdale.
- Proposed legislation to ensure the best dental services possible for our children in Yukon.
- Over 870 individual naloxone kits distributed to date to address the opioid crisis.
- Improved mental wellness services in communities through the recruitment of 11 new mental wellness workers.