Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
October 6, 2014

Final round of Municipal Act review underway

WHITEHORSE—The final round of public engagement is taking place on a number of proposed changes to the Municipal Act.

“The Municipal Act provides a foundation for strong local governance and the sustainability of Yukon communities,” Minister of Community Services Brad Cathers said. “Yukon government is committed to supporting local governance and to working with our partners to ensure that this legislation is the best it can be.”

The Municipal Act was developed by the Government of Yukon and the Association of Yukon Communities and came into effect in 1998. It was amended in 2003 and 2008.

In partnership with the Association of Yukon Communities, the current review of the act started in 2012 during the Our Towns, Our Future initiative.

The purpose of this final round of public engagement is to gather feedback on the proposed amendments and any additional suggested changes. Many of these potential amendments aim to help clarify language in the legislation.

“We encourage Yukoners—as well as our community partners—to provide feedback on these proposed amendments,” Cathers added. “We also thank those who have shared their thoughts and participated throughout this multi-year process.”

To provide feedback, fill out the comment form at Municipal Act Review.

The deadline for comments is November 19.

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Contact:

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

Roxanne Stasyszyn
Communications, Community Services
867-393-6489
roxanne.stasyszyn@gov.yk.ca


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