Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #11-116
August 1, 2011

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Premier completes second leg of community visits

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski has finished the second leg of visits aimed at meeting and listening to Yukoners throughout the territory.

“I continue to value the opportunity to hear about issues that are important to Yukon families and communities,” Pasloski said. “These visits are part of an ongoing effort to build relationships, and to ensure that First Nations, municipal governments, and residents have a voice in Yukon’s future.”

Last week, the premier visited Pelly Crossing, Keno, Mayo and Dawson City, holding public meetings in each community as well as meeting with First Nations and municipal governments.

“We appreciate the openness of residents who attended the meetings and expressed their concerns,” Pasloski said. “A number of common issues emerged, including land availability and sufficient affordable housing. Yukoners also shared examples of government services and programs that are working well, and provided suggestions on how to make improvements.”

The premier will visit Old Crow on August 9, Carmacks on August 22, and Ross River on August 23. Further visits will be planned throughout August.

For more information visit the Premier's Community Visits website.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca
Heather LeDuc
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5341
heather.leduc@gov.yk.ca

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