Government of Yukon

March 19, 2013

Justice employees receive Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

WHITEHORSE—Justice Minister Mike Nixon, joined by Member of Parliament Ryan Leef, presented two Department of Justice employees with Diamond Jubilee medals last week.

Both the Yukon government employees received the medal for their tireless commitment to public safety.

Robert Riches, Community Justice and Public Safety assistant deputy minister, was recognized for his leadership in the implementation of correctional redevelopment.

Recently retired, Lesley Carberry was recognized for her involvement in the development of the Safer Communities and Neighborhoods unit, her work as the Victim Services director, and her personal commitment to improving the lives of persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

“I’m proud to recognize the significant contributions of these employees,” Nixon said. “Their involvement has truly made Yukon a safer and more compassionate place to live.”

During the past year, commemorative Diamond Jubilee medals have been presented to deserving citizens in recognition of their significant contributions to their communities.



Matthew Grant
Cabinet Communications
Shari-Lynn MacLellan
Communications, Justice

News Release #13-058