Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
May 16, 2016

Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board make request to continue negotiations

Joint news release

WHITEHORSE—In light of the progress in their ongoing negotiations, the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Francophone School Board have requested more time to continue discussions on outstanding issues through the joint settlement committee and construction subcommittee.

The Yukon Supreme Court has agreed to extend their negotiations until early July.

The settlement committee and the construction sub-committee members agree that additional time is required to continue discussions, to avoid returning to court to resolve outstanding issues.

They also agree that progress is being made through this process, such as the recent announcement of a proposed location for the new Francophone high school as well as temporary arrangements that were put in place for the French high school students at École Émilie-Tremblay.

Both parties are satisfied with the current collaboration and wish to continue their confidential negotiations.

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Contact:

Maud Caron
Communications, Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon
867-667-8680, poste 0
maud.caron@gov.yk.ca

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

Holly Fraser
Communications, Education
867-667-5666
holly.fraser@gov.yk.ca


News Release #16-194