Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #11-009
January 19, 2011

Balanced 2011-12 spring budget to be tabled

WHITEHORSE – The Speaker will reconvene the Yukon Legislative Assembly on February 3, Premier Dennis Fentie announced today.

“The 2011-12 spring budget will be balanced, in the billion dollar range, and will significantly replenish the Government of Yukon’s savings account,” Fentie said.
For the fiscal year 2010-11, the savings account will be reduced and expenditures will be targeted in areas such as physician and hospital claims, social assistance, employee future benefits and environmental liabilities. It will also include Yukon College and Yukon Hospital Corporation pension solvency issues as well as capital works projects that have progressed more quickly than anticipated.

The public is invited to attend the opening of the spring sitting starting at 1 p.m.




Roxanne Vallevand
Cabinet Communications