Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
June 8, 2012

Public survey launched to help shape modernized Landlord and Tenant Act

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has launched a public survey requesting input from Yukoners on changes to the Landlord and Tenant Act. Yukoners are being asked to provide comments from June 8 to July 9, through a survey available both online and at government offices.

“The survey builds upon the work of the Select Committee on the Landlord and Tenant Act, which reviewed and recommended improvements to the act,” Community Services Minister Elaine Taylor said. “The government’s goal is to develop a clear, effective new residential tenancy law that incorporates best practices in Canada, balances the interests of landlords and tenants, and promotes a healthy private rental market.”

The survey can be accessed, completed and submitted at: www.community.gov.yk.ca. For those without internet access, paper copies are available from the Consumer Services office at 307 Black Street in Whitehorse, at community libraries throughout Yukon, and at other locations including the inquiry desk in the Yukon Government Administration Building in Whitehorse. For more locations contact Consumer Services at 867-667-5111 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0408 extension 5111 or email consumer@gov.yk.ca.

The work undertaken by the Select Committee on the Landlord and Tenant Act included community meetings and resulted in eight recommendations. Once work on the new act is complete, further public review will take place to seek input on developing the regulations needed to administer the new legislation.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca
Matt King
Communications, Community Services
867-456-6580
matt.king@gov.yk.ca

News Release #12-110