Government of Yukon

March 2017

Statement from the premier on National Aboriginal Languages Day
March 31, 2017 - The premier recognizes March 31 as National Aboriginal Languages Day.

Government of Canada supports bus purchase for Teslin Tlingit Council
March 31, 2017 - A 28-seat passenger bus will provide Teslin Tlingit Council citizens with transportation to Whitehorse and other communities.

Government of Yukon issues special warrant to meet financial commitments
March 30, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has issued a special warrant to ensure government programs and functions continue to operate while the 2017-18 budget is debated during the spring legislative sitting.

New Yukon Supreme Court justice to be added
March 30, 2017 - Federal government allows for Yukon Supreme Court justice appointment in 2017–18 budget.

Interim Electrical Rebate renewed
March 29, 2017 - Government of Yukon to extend rebate and reduce the amount Yukoners pay for electricity.

Yukon launches first phase of new online corporate registry
March 29, 2017 - The first phase of a new corporate online registry has been launched for Yukon business and not-for-profit organizations.

A statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the 2017 federal budget
March 23, 2017 - Premier and Minister of Finance Sandy Silver issued a statement in response to the Government of Canada's 2017 budget.

Successful trip to Ottawa for Yukon premier
March 23, 2017 - Premier visits Ottawa to support First Nations and Yukon interests.

Yukon First Nation filmmakers attend Berlin film festival
March 22, 2017 - The Government of Yukon supports First Nation filmmakers participating in the Berlin International Film Festival and Marketplace.

Yukon fossil key to uncovering bison’s North American invasion
March 21, 2017 - DNA from bison fossil from Old Crow helps shed light on bison family tree.

Canada, Yukon and First Nations governments meet at the Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse
March 17, 2017 - Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Yukon premier and First Nations met for an Intergovernmental Forum.

Government of Yukon provides funding towards the development of community projects
March 16, 2017 - New recipients of the community development fund have been announced.

Government of Yukon invites feedback on changes to student assessment in schools
March 16, 2017 - The Government of Yukon will be changing how schools assess and report on student progress and is looking for feedback on the proposed changes from students, teachers, parents and community members.

Government of Yukon, First Nations and industry stand together on key issues
March 16, 2017 - Government of Yukon, First Nations and Yukon Chamber of mines confirm united support for federal Bill C-17.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon government reach agreement on exploration notification
March 15, 2017 - Yukon government agrees it has a duty to notify regarding mineral exploration activities.

Yukon presents on Indigenous women’s empowerment at the United Nations
March 15, 2017 - Minister responsible for the Women's Directorate presents at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.

Legislative amendments will protect the rights of transgender Yukoners
March 13, 2017 - Amendments to the Vital Statistics Act will remove the requirement for sex reassignment surgery before a person can change the gender on their birth registration.

PDAC a successful showcase of Yukon’s mineral industry
March 9, 2017 - The Government of Yukon presented at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) this week.

Government of Yukon to offer French fluency exam for eligible students
March 9, 2017 - The Government of Yukon will now start offering the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) French diploma exam, an internationally recognized French fluency exam, at no cost to students.

Government of Canada, Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon to gather for the Intergovernmental Forum
March 7, 2017 - The Intergovernmental Forum will take place Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Statement on the release of Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports
March 6, 2017 - The Government of Yukon has responded to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada's reports.

Government of Yukon launches ColonCheck Yukon program and awareness campaign
March 3, 2017 - The new program helps Yukoners detect early signs of colorectal cancer.

Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 20
March 2, 2017 - Premier Silver has called for the Legislative Assembly to be reconvened.

New chair appointed for Yukon Hospital Corporation Board
March 1, 2017 - A new board chair has been appointed to the Yukon Hospital Corporation.