The Yukon Liberal Caucus and the Yukon NDP Caucus have reached an agreement on enabling legislation that will allow for the creation of the Better Building Program.
The Yukon NDP voted in favour of Bill no. 3 at Second Reading today in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. The Yukon NDP has also committed to vote in favour of Bill no. 3 at Third Reading in the Spring 2022 Sitting of the Legislative Assembly when the Bill is brought back for further debate.
The Yukon Government will establish a working group to continue working with municipalities over the winter to ensure they have their voices heard on the development of the Better Building Program.
The Better Building Program will provide Yukoners with up to $50,000 for home energy retrofits, and up to $100,000 for business energy retrofits, at the lowest interest rate in the country.
My colleagues and I are pleased to have the Yukon NDP’s support to move forward on this climate change initiative. This legislative change will enable the creation of the Better Building Program so Yukoners can access low interest loans for home retrofits. It will also give businesses a low interest loans for programs that reduce their emissions. I want to thank municipalities for the time and effort they have committed to working with our government on this important program. We will continue to work with municipalities over the coming months to ensure the program is something all Yukoners can be proud of.
– Richard Mostyn, Minister of Community Services