This week in the Legislative Assembly representatives of the Yukon Energy Corporation and the Yukon Development Corporation appeared as witnesses, MLAs made progress on all of the Bills that remain before the House, and the Speaker tabled the Final Report of the Electoral District Boundaries Commission.
Yukon Energy and Development Corporations
As part of our Liberal Caucus’s commitment to openness, transparency and accountability, we pledged to have Government of Yukon entities appear annually as witnesses in the Legislative Assembly. This week, we continued to deliver on that pledge by having representatives of the Yukon Energy Corporation and the Yukon Development Corporation appear as witnesses.
Progress on Bills
This week the government private members – MLAs Don Hutton, Paolo Gallina and Ted Adel – chose not to debate any motions in order to allow for more time to debate legislation before the House. This allowed the Cannabis Bill to make it through committee. MLAs also moved the Technical Amendments Act, 2018 and the Gender Diversity and Related Amendments Act through third reading.
Electoral District Boundaries Commission Final Report
The Speaker tabled the Final Report of the Electoral District Boundaries Commission in the Legislative Assembly this week, which includes the proposal to create a 20th electoral district in Yukon. Read a statement from Liberal Caucus chair Paolo Gallina here.
Learn more about the Electoral District Boundaries Commission and read the Final Report here.
Liberal MLAs recognized a number of Yukoners and important dates and anniversaries this week in the Legislative Assembly.
Porter Creek Centre MLA Paolo Gallina recognized Robin Fairburn’s grade 6 class from Elijah Smith Elementary School, who participated in the 11th Annual Meaning of Home writing contest. Two of Ms. Fairburn’s students, Samara Jacob and Kiawna Leas, placed in the top 10, resulting in $10,000 being awarded to Habitat for Humanity Yukon.
Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes MLA John Streicker paid tribute to the 25th Annual Yukon Bridge Building Contest.
MLA Streicker also paid tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon.
Klondike MLA Sandy Silver recognized and paid tribute to Yukon’s volunteer community in honor of National Volunteer Week.
Riverdale South MLA Tracy-Anne McPhee paid tribute to Law Day, observed each April to celebrate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which marks its 35th anniversary this year.
Mountainview MLA Jeanie Dendys paid tribute to World Heritage Day, celebrated each April 18th.
Old Crow MLA Pauline Frost paid tribute to Earth Day, which takes place on April 22 this year, and recognized the 50th anniversary of the Yukon Conservation Society.