Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
September 1, 2017

A strong vision for the North comes out of meetings in Yellowknife

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver is returning to the territory following a successful Northern Premiers’ Forum. Premier Silver met with Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna.

The meetings in Yellowknife focused on a joint vision for the North, managing resources, strengthening and diversifying the economy and the relationship with the federal government.

Quotes

“It is important to work with and learn from our neighbours as the three territories face unique, yet similar challenges. Together we can build thriving communities recognizing northern needs, interests and solutions.”

–Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts

  • The Northern Premiers’ Forum is a meeting between the three territorial premiers. It generally occurs on a yearly basis.
  • The next forum is expected to be held in Nunavut.

Learn more: Territorial Premiers discuss plans to create strong sustainable North

Premiers advance their Pan-Territorial Vision for Sustainable Development

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

News Release #17-176