Whitehorse Daily Star

Premier, ministers met with senators

Premier Sandy Silver and three of his ministers met with members of the fact-finding Special Senate Committee on the Arctic on Wednesday in Whitehorse.

By Whitehorse Star on September 13, 2018

Premier Sandy Silver and three of his ministers met with members of the fact-finding Special Senate Committee on the Arctic on Wednesday in Whitehorse.

They outlined the government’s priorities and ideas for strengthening northern communities.

Ranj Pillai, the minister of Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Resources, Community Services Minister John Streicker and Tourism and Culture Minister Jeanie Dendys, along with government officials, took part in the meeting.

They discussed building healthy and sustainable communities; reconciliation with Yukon First Nations; developing the tourism and resource industries; and emphasizing the need for federal infrastructure funding to be flexible to fit Yukon circumstances.

“It is important for Yukoners to have a voice in federal government decisions affecting the North,” Silver said.

“I appreciate the members of the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic visiting Yukon to hear our vision for the future of the territory.

“Yukon’s robust economic position and the care we take as a government to support responsible development and foster strong relationships with Yukon First Nations demonstrates our approach to building strong, vibrant and healthy northern communities.”

The committee was created in September 2017 with a mandate to “consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants.”

Comments (5)

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Yukon Watchdog on Sep 17, 2018 at 8:00 am

@ Wilf Carter Please explain. I hope if you get to be mayor you can articulate your words and thoughts better than what I see here in your many comments. Do they have speech writers for the mayor? We might be needing one....
Wow, can we believe what part of what was just said there? It's all pie in the sky stuff. Except possibly the comment that we have a robust economy. Is that what you're talking about?

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Ilove Parks on Sep 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Wow, Yukon politicians demonstrate class and leadership and some commenters who don't get it show misunderstanding and something very close to hatred.

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Patti Eyre on Sep 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Thank you Sandy and Ranj and Jeanie for standing up and doing the right thing, even though it has hard to do since people like Wilf Carter only sling mud and throw rocks.

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Wilf Carter on Sep 14, 2018 at 1:22 pm

They just don't get it at all. It about all Yukoners together as one. Wow can you believe what was just said here.

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Lost In the Yukon on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm

So rumours of the Premier's passing were false. He is alive and not stuck in his basement playing video games.

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