In light of the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic the Government, Official Opposition, and Third Party met this morning to discuss expediting critical pieces of legislation. As a result of these discussions all three parties have agreed to pass Bill No. 201, Third Appropriation Act 2019-20, Bill No. 202, Interim Supply Appropriation Act 2020-21, and Bill No. 8, Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2020 through all stages. Discussions with respect to the rest of the 2020 Spring Sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly are ongoing.
“The health and safety of Yukoners is our top priority. Focusing our efforts in the Legislative Assembly will ensure that funding is available to provide the services Yukoners need. We continue to work closely with our local, regional and federal partners to take all necessary measures to address COVID-19.”
– Minister McPhee, Minister of Justice and Government House Leader
“Yukoners should know that their elected representatives are taking this very seriously and we are undertaking efforts to ensure that Yukoners, their families, and businesses are supported. We are happy that we were all able to come together to work on this to support Yukoners at this critical moment.”
– Scott Kent, Official Opposition House Leader
“In times like this, it's essential that we come together to expedite the Legislative Assembly procedures. We are eager to see this collaboration expand to bringing in measures to support workers, families and small businesses through these difficult times.”
– Kate White, Leader of the Third Party