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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 15:36

What does success of the four priorities look like for you?

Priority 1: Our people-centred approach to wellness helps Yukoners thrive. Priority 2: Our strategic investments build healthy, vibrant, sustainable communities. Priority 3: Our strong government-to-government relationships with First Nations foster reconciliation. Priority 4: Our diverse, growing economy provides good jobs for Yukoners in an environmentally responsible way.
What would be the same? What would be different? From your perspective, what would need to happen or change to make it so? See Details & Sample Responses here.
Richard Provan
Department of Finance

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John
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:05
Hi folks - we would love to hear your hopes and aspirations for the future.
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egras
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:49
Be sure that all the processes and conciliation are not limiting to anyone
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takhininurse
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 13:06
Future projected Yukon budget deficits indicate that YTG must find ways to reduce all Operating and Maintenance costs in all YTG departments.
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John
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 13:37
Thanks takininurse - the independent panel is considering all fiscal tools that look at the revenue and expenditure side of things. There is a pretty good infographic that explains these tools under the 'Documents' section called 'Current Financial State' if you want to check it out.
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honnorjustice
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 22:09
There is a shortage of employees in some fields so the government should encourage Yukoners/employees to pursue training in those areas. Example: the medical industry. The government could reduce costs by restructuring to a more efficient organizational chart so that there aren't so many high paying manager's jobs. Too many white collar workers.
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yukon47
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 21:16
Success for this project would be the panel presenting real options for government to consider - hard choices must be made, and I think this panel is a good way for the government to get advice that isn't partisan or agenda based. We can't have it all here in Yukon and there are trade-offs. Would like to hear from Yukoners what they are prepared to 'give-up' in order to see the territory become sustainable. For example, if people want the population to stay small - then are they willing to pay more for services? Or conversely, if we want to maintain our lifestyles here - then are we willing to encourage population growth in order to increase the tax base to pay for the services that will be needed in the future? Are we willing to accept that we are 2000km away from the nearest major city - and that we can't expect to have the same or better level of services for populations of 500K or more? It is easy to say that someone else should do or give up something - but what about me? I am willing to pay more for things like internet, phone, health care etc. because I chose to live here. I can take potholes, unpaved roads, unpaved bike paths - but I am not willing to sacrifice is things such as quality education for our children who are the future. We've made our choices in life, but they haven't yet and we owe it to them to give them the best chance at success. What do others think? This is our chance to engage...would like to see more people participating.
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Trevor Tombe
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:30
Valuable discussion! Thank you to all who have already signed up and are participating. Keep it coming and invite your friends, family and colleagues to join the conversation. It matters a lot, and we appreciate the input and insight so far.
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John
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 15:34
Thank you to all participants who have participated in this conversation so far. The perspectives on success of Yukon’s priorities and smart financial planning are diverse and we appreciate your input. Here are some highlights of input and feedback we have received so far: • All Yukoners, regardless of where they live, should have access to services such as health care and affordable housing. • The Yukon government should determine investment choices with strategic consideration. They should not be based on special interest groups, but rather, specific broad-based need. • Yukon should seek a balance between supporting and developing local businesses and economies while also ensuring value for money. • The Yukon government should work cooperatively with First Nation governments on specific, tangible initiatives to leverage available opportunities and funding.
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Sebastian Jones
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 09:45
I can't imagine anyone complaining about the first three priorities- although I'm surprised, while impressed- that the first priority is wellness (an unusual first pick for a financial discussion). I do question the assumption we should strive for growth, period. Growth can be good and it can be bad. Before I could endorse a growing economy, I'd need to know that the growth aims towards a well defined end. By an end, I mean something along the lines of a GDP per person of X$ in the context of a stated population goal. Too often, we simply assume that a steadily increasing GDP and population (i.e. economy) is a good thing, when we all know that there has to be an end, eventually. We do, after all, inhabit a finite territory in a finite country on a finite planet. Ergo, growth needs to be finite as well.
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AG
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 17:47
Ensuring a balance with environment and industry, ensuring industry generates wealth from resources available to see projects initiated without costly delay as industry and wealth generation is critical and environmental responsibility already in the know. Let industry create, generate real wealth and proceed with minimal haste......education and policies regarding environment are well known.
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