Government of Yukon

News from Premier Silver


2017

Three deputy ministers join the Government of Yukon
August 15, 2017 – New deputy ministers have been placed in the departments of Health and Social Services, Tourism and Culture and Education.

Yukon completes valuable year as chair of Council of the Federation
July 18, 2017 – Premier Sandy Silver has wrapped up Yukon's 2016-17 term as chair of the Council of the Federation, the first territory to chair the council.

Government of Yukon makes donation to support those affected by B.C. wildfires
July 18, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.

A statement from the Government of Yukon for National Aboriginal Day
June 20, 2017 – The premier has issued a statement for National Aboriginal Day.

Government of Yukon seeking feedback on long-term financial priorities of Yukoners
June 14, 2016 – Finance Minister Sandy Silver announced the start of the engagement process around Yukon's financial future.

Spring sitting wraps up, fall sitting to begin October 3
June 14, 2017 – Yukoners are invited to the opening of the fall sitting at 1:00 p.m. on October 3, 2017.

Premier brings Yukon priorities to Washington, DC
June 9, 2017 – Premier Silver completed a successful trip to Washington, DC as chair of the Council of the Federation.

Yukon premier leads Council of the Federation mission to Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 – Yukon premier to meet key political leaders in the United States next week.

Government of Yukon and First Nations to collaborate on shared priorities
May 26, 2017 – Yukon Forum concludes with agreement on shared priorities for action by the Government of Yukon and First Nations.

New affordable housing unit in Dawson City officially opens
May 23, 2017 – A new affordable rental housing unit has opened in Dawson City.

Statement from the premier in response to the resignation of the Yukon Water Board chair
May 17, 2017 – The chair of the Yukon Water Board has resigned.

New members appointed to Electoral District Boundaries Commission
May 4, 2017 – The Electoral District Boundaries Commission has five new members, including a new chair and representatives from three political parties.

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.

Yukon Legislative Assembly opens with speech from the throne
April 20, 2017 – Commissioner Doug Phillips opened the second session of the 34th Yukon Legislative Assembly with a speech from the throne.

One of Yukon’s longest serving Commissioners dies at age 97
April 14, 2017 – The Government of Yukon marks the passing of James Smith.

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

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.

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

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, 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.

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 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.

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

Premier, ministers and First Nations delegation wrap up successful meetings in Ottawa
February 8, 2017 – The Government of Yukon reaffirms its relationship with First Nations during a series of meetings in Ottawa.

Premier and ministers head to Ottawa with First Nations delegation
February 3, 2017 – The government of Yukon is joining with First Nations Chiefs to attend meetings in Ottawa.

A statement from the Government of Yukon in response to the United States executive order
January 30, 2017 – The following statement has been issued in response to an Executive Order regarding immigration in the U.S.

A statement from the Government of Yukon on the attack at a Quebec City mosque
January 30, 2017 – The following statement has been issued in response to a shooting at a Quebec City mosque.

Aboriginal employees recognized for exceptional public service
January 27, 2017 – Premier recognizes Kim Carlick, Marie Eshleman and George Bahm for their outstanding public service.

Government of Yukon increases funding support for hard rock and placer exploration
January 24, 2017 – Yukon Geological Survey will distribute an increased amount of funding for the Yukon mineral exploration program.

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.

Government of Yukon and First Nations sign intergovernmental declaration
January 13, 2017 – The Yukon premier and chiefs have committed to hold four Yukon Forums a year and develop a join action plan for shared priorities.

Premier sets direction for ministers
January 10, 2017 – The letters highlight commitments ministers and their departments have been asked to accomplish.

Government of Yukon and First Nations to meet for Yukon Forum
January 5, 2017 – Government of Yukon and First Nations will meet for a Yukon Forum on January 13.


2016

Premier has asked the Commissioner to convene the Yukon Legislative Assembly
December 23, 2016 – The one-day session of the Yukon Legislative Assembly would meet on January 12, 2017.

Pan-Canadian framework on climate change meets Yukon’s unique needs
December 9, 2016 – Government of Yukon signs on to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Framework recognizes Yukon’s unique northern circumstance.

Yukon premier to join prime minister, premiers in Ottawa to discuss climate change
December 6, 2016 – Premier Sandy Silver will meet with his counterparts in Ottawa this week.

Nils Clarke nominated for Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
December 6, 2016 – Clarke has practised law in Yukon for over 24 years and has worked as the executive director of the Yukon Legal Services Society since 2000. 

New Yukon Cabinet sworn in by Commissioner
December 3, 2016 – Today, Premier Sandy Silver and the new Government of Yukon Cabinet were sworn in.