WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski announced today that the speaker will reconvene the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Thursday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
The April start date was chosen to give the Yukon government time to consider the implications of the federal budget on the territory’s financial position.
“During this year’s spring sitting our government will focus on priorities that are important to all of us,” Pasloski said. “We will put forward a budget that will grow our economy and create jobs while protecting the critical services – such as health care and education – that make Yukon a great place to live.”
At the start of the sitting, the Yukon government will table an interim supply bill, which gives the government authority to spend money until the 2016/17 budget is passed.
Ahead of the sitting, the Government of Yukon will issue a special warrant, effective April 1 to 30, in order to ensure that it can continue to provide services and programs to Yukoners. The warrant will provide a budgetary authorization of $235,027,000.
The public is invited to attend the opening of the spring sitting at the Yukon Legislative Assembly at 2071 2nd Avenue in Whitehorse.
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