Yukon Party to Support Addictions Treatment at Home for S.E. Yukoners

WATSON LAKE – A Yukon Party government will enhance community-based addictions treatment options in Southeast Yukon to enable the region’s residents to seek supports closer to home.

To achieve this, a Yukon Party government will work with community health leaders in Watson Lake and Upper Liard and with Liard First Nation to:

  • Examine the needs for community-based addictions treatment options.

  • Collaboratively develop a path forward.

“The pandemic, and its resulting shadow pandemic, has taken a toll on so many individuals and families in the riding and has clearly highlighted the need to focus on improving supports for mental wellness and addictions,” said Patti McLeod, the Yukon Party candidate for Watson Lake. “A Yukon Party government will work collaboratively to actively help address addictions for all Yukoners and recognizes how crucial healing closer to home can be for many.”


Earlier today, the Yukon Party released its Action for a Change plan: The party’s visionary platform document for the success of the territory focuses on Economic Recovery, Supporting Yukon Families, and Safe and Growing Communities. These pillars rest on a foundation of Good Governance and result in a Strong Yukon Recovery.

The party’s Action for a Change platform contains specific actions:

  • Working with public health professionals to provide a plan for a safe reopening.

  • Supports for business through to recovery, including cutting red tape, economic diversification, creating new private sector opportunities, and bolstering the Yukon’s tourism industry.

  • Addressing energy and climate change, making record investments in green energy, and ending the practice of renting diesel generators.

  • Providing support to Yukoners all the way from birth to post-secondary. With specific actions for health beginnings, enhance early learning and childcare with a universal benefit that leaves no children behind, improvements to K to 12 and First Nations education, and post-secondary initiatives.

  • Expansion of health and wellness, and mental wellness initiatives. • Making life more affordable by freezing power rates.

  • Addressing housing and land development, investing in the Yukon’s communities, and creating safe communities.

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 have been announced for Sunday, April 4 and Monday, April 5, 2021.


For further information, please contact:

Tim Kucharuk
Media Director
(867) 689-7874

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