The Yukon Party’s Support for Safer Communities

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party recognizes that for the territory to prosper, all communities must be safe and secure.

Safe and Growing Communities is one of three pillars of the party’s visionary platform to provide Yukoners with Action for a Change.

Recent statistics demonstrate that both the severity and the rate of crime are increasing throughout the Yukon.

“Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon and our team know that we need to work with our valued partners on this very important issue,” said Yukon Party candidate for Mountainview Ray Sydney, who was a member of the RCMP for 16 years and is a three term Kwanlin Dün First Nation councillor. “We need to ensure that our communities, and Yukoners throughout the territory, feel welcome, feel safe and feel secure.”

To help ensure Yukon communities are safe, a Yukon Party government will:

  • Work with Yukon First Nations to expand the Community Safety Program and the success experienced by the Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Whitehorse to other communities.

  • Ensure the RCMP is adequately resourced to meet the needs of all Yukon communities.

  • Work with the RCMP to ensure their staffing complement is maximized.

  • Work with Canada to transition from the practice of Ottawa selecting a Chief Firearms Officer to one chosen by the Yukon.

As previously announced, a Yukon Party government will implement Slow Down, Move Over legislation to help increase highway safety of first responders, tow truck operators and road construction crews and review street light coverage in rural communities to ensure it is appropriately meeting the health and safety needs of communities.

The Yukon Party is committed to Action for a Change, which also includes two other pillars of Economic Recovery, and Supporting Yukon Families. These pillars rest on a foundation of Good Governance and will result in a Strong Yukon Recovery by:

  • Providing a clear path forward with timelines and benchmarks to provide Yukoners with certainty about reopening.

  • Freezing power rates to make life more affordable.

  • Creating a non-taxable Yukon Universal Childcare Benefit of $500 per child per month for every child up to 5 and $100 per child per month from every child 6 to 10. This will ensure life is more affordable for families and no child is left behind.

  • Creating an Education Recovery Plan to ensure no student is left behind.

  • Enhancing mental health supports for Yukoners to deal with the impacts of the pandemic.

  • Enhancing and accelerate relief funding for businesses.

  • Streamlining supports for business.

  • Reducing red tape to support small business.

  • Investing in green and renewable energy to help Canada achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

You can read the Yukon Party’s Action for a Change plan here. The 2021 territorial general election will be held on Monday, April 12. Advanced polling dates are today, Sunday, April 4 and tomorrow, Monday, April 5, 2021.


For further information, please contact:

Tim Kucharuk
Media Director
(867) 689-7874

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