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FOR RELEASE
January 23, 2014

Consolidated versions of Yukon laws now available online

WHITEHORSE—New consolidated versions of Yukon statutes have been unveiled on the Yukon legislation website by the departments of Justice and Highways and Public Works.

“The consolidated statutes will make understanding and applying Yukon legislation easier,” Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mike Nixon said. “Now users can quickly access and view laws in the up-to-date form.”

Consolidation is the process of combining the original text of a law with amendments made since its enactment. Many new statutes and amendments have been enacted since the previous consolidation in 2002 and preparing the latest consolidated versions was a two-and-a-half year project. These new consolidations provide clarity on the current laws and eliminate the need to track amendments.

“There is demand for access to Yukon legislation—the legislation website received more than 162,000 visits in 2013,” Minister of Highways and Public Works Wade Istchenko said. “Maintaining a reliable, current and user-friendly website is a priority for this government.”

The consolidated statutes will be updated on an ongoing basis and are available to the public at no charge in both French and English on the legislation website. The official paper copies of legislative materials are available from the Queen’s Printer and can be viewed at the Yukon Public Law Library.

The maintenance of the legislative website is a joint initiative of the Legislative Counsel Office and the Queen’s Printer.

Learn more
Yukon Legislation Website: www.gov.yk.ca/legislation

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Megan Foreman
Communications, Justice
867-667-8050
megan.foreman@gov.yk.ca

Kendra Black
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-667-5436
kendra.black@gov.yk.ca


News release #14-015