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Special warrant allows spending up to $65.9 million by Yukon government

The special warrant will allow for project spending while the budget is debated
Finance Minister Sandy Silver addresses the Yukon Legislative Assembly on April 26, 2023. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News File)

The Yukon government announced on Feb. 22 that it is issuing a special warrant under the Financial Administration Act to allow spending of up to $65.9 million.

The special warrant will be for spending by the departments of Health and Social Services, and Highways and Public Works. While $40.9 million has been designated for Highways and Public Works, the remaining $25 million will fall under Health and Social Services.

As noted in the press release making the announcement, the spending will allow work to continue on various projects while the supplementary budget is debated in the spring legislative sitting, which will begin March 7, as outlined in a separate announcement on Feb. 22.

“Our government is committed to meeting the evolving needs of Yukoners, whether that be to support our aging population or the progress of significant capital projects,” said Finance Minister Sandy Silver. “This special warrant ensures we have the spending authority needed to continue providing health care services which Yukoners expect. It also supports the progress we have made towards key infrastructure, including the Dempster Fibre line and the Nisutlin Bay Bridge replacement.”

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I joined Black Press in 2019 as a reporter for the Yukon News, becoming editor in February 2023.
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