Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
December 20, 2017

Results of public engagement on Yukon’s carbon price rebate released

The Government of Yukon has released the results of its public engagement survey on the rebate of carbon pricing revenues in the territory.

Between August 16 and September 13, Yukoners were invited to answer questions about how the rebate should be delivered and whether any organizations or populations should be given additional consideration. More than 660 Yukoners responded to the survey.

To gather further input on the rebate, stakeholder information sessions were held with Yukon First Nations, municipal government and industry representatives in Whitehorse, Dawson and Haines Junction in August.

The survey results and information gathered from these meetings will inform the development and design of Yukon’s carbon pricing rebate.

Quotes

“Thank you to all those who took the time to contribute their thoughts on the carbon pricing rebate throughout this process. The feedback will be fully considered as we move forward with the design of a rebate mechanism that will best serve Yukon.”

–Premier and Minister of Finance Sandy Silver

Quick facts

  • In 2018, the Government of Canada will introduce a price on carbon in all provinces and territories that do not have their own carbon pricing system in place. The Government of Yukon has committed to not introduce a territorial carbon pricing system. As a result, the federal carbon pricing system will apply in Yukon.
  • The Government of Yukon expects the initial carbon price to be 2.33 cents per litre for gasoline in 2018. This will rise to approximately 11.63 cents per litre in 2022.
  • The Government of Yukon anticipates the federal government will collect about $5 million in carbon pricing revenue in 2018, rising to $25 million in 2022 when the carbon price is in full effect.
  • The Government of Yukon has committed to returning money collected from the carbon pricing system to Yukoners and businesses.
  • The engageyukon.ca website was launched in October 2017 as part of the Government of Yukon’s new approach to public engagement. The site offers Yukoners a directory of initiatives that are presently available for comment. Visitors will also find completed engagements, including details about what feedback was received and how it helped shape each initiative.

Learn more: Carbon pricing rebate engagement results (engageyukon.ca)

Contact:

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

Eric Clement
Communications, Finance
867-393-6482
eric.clement@gov.yk.ca

News Release #17-273