Government of Yukon

Finance


2017

Government of Yukon to consider Financial Advisory Panel’s options
November 15, 2017 – The territory’s independent Financial Advisory Panel has concluded its engagement with Yukoners and has released its final report containing financial options to help support Yukon’s vision for a bright financial future.

Public Accounts confirm deficit anticipated by government during spring budget speech
October 31, 2017 – Public Accounts confirm deficit anticipated by government during spring budget speech.

Yukon receives 'AA' credit rating from Standard and Poor’s
October 2, 2017 – Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has once again delivered a ‘AA’ credit rating as part of its annual review of the Yukon’s fiscal health and capacity to handle debt.

Financial Advisory Panel to meet with Yukoners across the territory
September 12, 2017 – Finance Minister Sandy Silver announced the start of the engagement process around Yukon's financial future.

Government of Yukon wants your input on carbon price rebate
August 16, 2017 – Share your input on how the Yukon government can best develop a rebate that will return revenues from the federal carbon price to Yukoners and local businesses.

Government of Yukon seeking feedback on long-term financial priorities of Yukoners
June 14, 2017 – Finance Minister Sandy Silver announced the start of the engagement process around Yukon's financial future.

Minister Silver announces financial advisory panel for Yukon
April 27, 2017 – Finance Minister Sandy Silver today announced the development of an independent Yukon panel that will advise the Government of Yukon on options that will help it return to a healthy financial position.

Minister Silver announces changes to corporate and tobacco tax rates
April 27, 2017 – Changes to the corporate tax rates support employers’ investments in marketing, training, and innovation to create more employment opportunities for Yukoners. Changes to tobacco products are aimed at reducing the consumption of tobacco products.

Minister Silver delivers budget that improves life for Yukoners, puts focus on evidence and results
April 27, 2017 – Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver today delivered a 2017-18 budget that will create the conditions for making life better for Yukoners.

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.

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.

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 issues special warrant to meet financial commitments until 2017–18 budget
January 23, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has issued a special warrant in order to ensure Yukon priorities and commitments continue to be met until the tabling of the 2017–18 budget during the spring legislative session

Territories reach new health care agreement with Canada
January 16, 2017 – Northern premiers have reached an agreement with the federal government to increase health-care funding.


2016

Global rating agency affirms Yukon's AA credit rating
September 29, 2016 – Yukon has the third highest rating in the country.

Premier advocates for Yukon before Senate Committee
June 7, 2016 – The premier spoke out against federal cuts to Territorial Formula Financing

Yukon tables Income Tax Act amendment to address federal budget impacts
April 13, 2016 – The changes will ensure Yukon families can still enjoy tax credits for children’s fitness and art activities.

2016/17 budget sets Yukon on the course for prosperity
April 7, 2016 – The Yukon government’s 2016/17 budget totals $1.392 billion.

Government of Yukon 2016/17 budget still affected by Government of Canada cuts
February 16, 2016 – Government of Canada has partially restored the $23 million funding shortfall.