Government of Yukon

January 30, 2017

A statement from the Government of Yukon in response to the United States executive order

Deputy Premier Ranj Pillai today issued the following statement in response to the executive order on immigration issued in the United States on January 27, 2017.

“We are in contact with the federal government regarding the United States President Donald Trump’s Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. We are working with the Government of Canada, which has jurisdiction over immigration in our country, in full support of its continued open and welcoming approach to immigrants while ensuring the safety of Canadians.

“I assure Yukon citizens that the Government of Yukon remains committed to respecting the richness and diversity of our society and supporting the rights of all individuals from all communities.”

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Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications


News Release #17-020