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The Yukon Party will implement several proactive measures to address community violence throughout the territory.
Safe and Growing Communities is one of three pillars of the party’s platform to provide Yukoners with Action for a Change.
“A Yukon Party government will work diligently with our partners to ensure Yukoners feel safe and empowered to lead healthy, productive and meaningful lives,” said Yukon Party Whitehorse Centre candidate Eileen Melnychuk. “Addressing the systemic issue of violence against women and LGBTQ2S+ people is a priority for myself and the Yukon Party team.”
To help ensure all Yukoners are safe and secure, a Yukon Party government will:
- Take steps to implement the Yukon’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Missing and Murdered Women, Girls and Two-Spirit+ People (MMIWG2S+) Strategy.
- Implement Clare’s Law legislation to ensure that in defined circumstances, people at risk of domestic violence may be notified of their partners’ previous history of domestic violence or violent acts.
- Commit $1 million in new funding to combat sexual assault and provide services to survivors of sexual violence.
- Ensure communities are safe for everyone by working with Queer Yukon to make the Yukon Pride Centre a reality.
“A Yukon Party government will not only actively denounce violence, but we will also act to ensure that all forms of discrimination and violence are simply not tolerated in the territory,” added Melnychuk.