Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
January 27, 2016

Yukon priorities to be highlighted in Ottawa

WHITEHORSE—Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski is leading a delegation of ministers and officials to Ottawa to highlight priorities and issues that are important to Yukoners.

“We are meeting with several key ministers to highlight Yukon priorities and discuss how we can work together to set foundations for Yukon’s long-term economic growth,” Pasloski said. “We will also outline the Government of Yukon’s commitments to expanding northern economic and community infrastructure including hydro, telecommunications and resource roads.”

Meetings will take place between January 28 and February 3. The delegation will comprise: Minister of Tourism and Culture and the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor; Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and Highways and Public Works Scott Kent; Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon; Minister of Economic Development and the Yukon Housing Corporation Stacey Hassard; Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko; and Minister of Health and Social Services Mike Nixon.

“Engaging with both government and business leaders showcases Yukon to the key decision-makers in Ottawa,” Pasloski added. “I also look forward to highlighting Yukon’s progressive First Nations land claims agreements that serve as a model for the rest of Canada.”

For the eighth year running, the Government of Yukon is also hosting Yukon Days in Ottawa from January 29 to 31, continuing to share the territory’s rich culture with visitors to the capital’s annual Winterlude festival.

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Joanna Lilley
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5341
joanna.lilley@gov.yk.ca

 


News Release #16-030