Yukon Liberal MLAs have returned to the Yukon Legislative Assembly for the 2022 Fall Sitting.
Premier Sandy Silver introduced the 2022-23 First Supplementary Estimates and the Interim Fiscal and Economic Update for the territory, which shows the Yukon’s economy continues to grow as the territory moves forward from the pandemic. Under the leadership of the Yukon Liberal government, the territory is currently leading the country in economic growth and has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada.
In addition, the Yukon Liberal government tabled several other pieces of legislation including:
- A new Clean Energy Act that would legislate the Yukon’s reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions and help the Yukon meet its goals in Our Clean Future;
- the Carbon Price Rebate Amendments Act that would meet new federal requirements while ensuring that Yukon businesses, municipalities and First Nations continue to receive rebates;
- a new Animal Protection and Control Act that addresses longstanding issues that have been raised in rural communities around the protection of animals and human safety;
- amendments to the Legal Professions Act that would allow the Law Society of Yukon to better serve Yukoners; and
- the Technical Amendments Act that would address minor errors and inconsistencies in existing pieces of legislation.
The Yukon Liberal government also updated Yukoners on:
- The almost $5 million of inflation relief measures announced last month to make life more affordable for Yukoners.
- The Faro Community Services Building that is now open and home to Faro’s municipal fire department, emergency medical responders and public works team.
- The Kêts’ádań Kų̀ project that will fulfill a 100-year old request by Kluane First Nation for a new school in Burwash Landing and provide a modern learning facility for Yukoners in Kluane for years to come.
- The completion of the Darius Elias Community Centre in Old Crow that provides a space for community events and includes multiple meeting rooms, a games room, an Elders’ lounge, a gym and a full commercial kitchen.
Last Friday, the Yukon Liberal government held the third Yukon Forum of the year to discuss expanding the Sexualized Assault Response Team to communities and advancing housing initiatives. In addition, earlier this week Minister Mostyn welcomed the Canada Games Council Bid Evaluation Committee to the territory to conduct a site evaluation for the 2027 Canada Winter Games.
Yukon Liberal MLAs also paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, World Mental Health Day, International Day of the Girl Child, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Air North’s 3 millionth passenger, Fire Prevention Week and Ukrainian immigration.
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