Government of Yukon

News from Premier Silver


2017

Premier, ministers and First Nations delegation wrap up successful meetings in Ottawa
February 8, 2016 – 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, 2016 – 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.