Statement by Liberal Party Leader Sandy Silver on the swearing in of Canada's new federal cabinet

Sandy Silver today issued the following statement on the swearing in of Canada's new federal cabinet:

"On behalf of the Yukon Liberal Party and all Yukoners I want to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on being sworn in today as Canada's 23rd Prime Minister.  After a positive, hard fought campaign Mr. Trudeau certainly has his work cut out for him.

Canadians made their voices heard on October 19th and I am pleased to embark on a new phase of working together with the incoming federal government to address infrastructure and economic needs in the Yukon. The new cabinet includes both new and experienced hands, celebrates our diversity and ensures voices from coast to coast to coast will be heard.

Many Yukoners were inspired by the less partisan tone set by Mr. Trudeau's campaign and his commitment to running an open and accountable government. Justin is no stranger to Yukoners and his recent visits here, like the swearing in today, have been in the public eye. 

Last week in a congratulatory call to Mr. Trudeau I highlighted the issue of amending Bill S-6 as a top priority for Yukoners.  I will emphasize that issue again when I speak with the new Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, in the near future.  I will also be raising the issue of a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

I also extend congratulations to Yukon's new member of Parliament, Larry Bagnell and look forward to working with him to advance our territory."


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