Our Progress - Yukon Liberals

The Yukon Liberal government has been hard at work for Yukoners —building a Yukon where everyone has a voice, a place and a choice for something better.

We are proud of the progress made and we are ready to keep the good work going. Below is some of our work to date.

Together with you, we will continue to make Yukoners’ lives better.

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Modern Yukon

  • Signed the Peel Watershed land use plan
  • Championed the MMIWG2S+ strategy here in the Yukon
  • Re-invigorated the Yukon Forum
  • Strengthened relations with First Nations and Municipalities
  • Made it illegal to discriminate against gender identity and expression
  • Banned conversion therapy
  • Built the new French language secondary school
  • Legalized cannabis and supported private retail

Good jobs in a sustainable environment

  • Implementing a climate + energy + green economy strategy
  • Reduce GHG emissions 30% by 2030
  • Investing in agriculture and local food security
  • Moratorium on fracking
  • Eliminated the small business tax; reduced the corporate tax rate
  • Lowest unemployment rate in Canada
  • Created a Yukon tourism strategy which will help us rebuild the industry
  • Opened Northlight Innovation hub

All communities matter

  • Built 350+ affordable housing units
  • Released nearly 500+ lots
  • Certified the Mayo airport
  • Paved the Dawson City Airport runway
  • Rebuilt the Ross River suspension bridge
  • Building a new community centre in Old Crow
  • Transformed the Gateway to support highways to our communities
  • Eliminated daylight savings
  • Ministers made 450+ community visits

Healthier, Happier Lives

  • Implementing universal early learning childcare
  • Moving to a people-centred health reform
  • Extended Family Care keeping children in their home communities
  • Yukon University
  • Built four new mental wellness and substance use hubs
  • Reduced pressure on hospital beds through the Home First program
  • Permanent funded American Sign Language
  • Expanded PTSD coverage to first responders
  • Find a Family Doctor program
  • Supported aging in place

Government for the people

  • Established National Aboriginal Day as a statutory holiday
  • Carbon price rebate to Yukoners
  • Built a five-year capital plan
  • New Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Act
  • Moved all bids and tenders online
  • Established an open data repository
  • Fixed election dates