Ottawa, Ontario - November 8, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of the territorial election in Yukon:

“The people of Yukon have chosen to elect a government led by the Yukon Liberal Party.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my sincere congratulations to Sandy Silver and all Members of the Legislative Assembly on their electoral victory.

“I look forward to working with the new government of Yukon, in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, to build a strong middle class, and a solid foundation for a sustainable economic future in the North. By working closely together, we can help create stronger communities, improve the well-being of Indigenous peoples, and address shared challenges.”

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Darrell Pasloski for his contributions to the territory and to Canada during his time as Premier. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”