Government of Yukon

January 10, 2017

Premier sets direction for ministers

Premier Sandy Silver has released mandate letters to ministers that set out the vision for the Government of Yukon’s future. The letters highlight specific tasks ministers and their departments have been asked to undertake by the premier to accomplish the Government of Yukon’s mandate.

Mandate letters are sent to incoming ministers, or following a change in responsibilities. They typically outline the overall approach and style of a new government and highlight initial priorities.


“I look forward to working with the public service to carry out our mandate. This government’s commitment to open and transparent decision making remains strong, and we are dedicated to allocating our resources in a responsible way while focusing on delivering results that will improve Yukoners’ lives.

I have used this opportunity to outline our government style. Each letter outlines early projects and areas of focus for the specific department. This is a starting point for our government.”

–Premier Sandy Silver

View the mandate letters


Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications


News Release #17-003