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The Yukon Chamber of Commerce Proposes Five New Year’s Resolutions for the Yukon Government to Adopt

The New Year is a time for making new resolutions to improve the quality of our lives; and make the coming year more productive and successful. With this in mind, in December, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce surveyed the Yukon Business Community to identify ideas that they have for resolutions that the Yukon government could adopt for 2020.

Five leading resolution ideas emerged:

1. Report on the number and type of Yukon Government employees, and provide this quarterly by way of Yukon Statistics, for future reference and comparison.

2. Establish a government policy to reduce red tape. Consider a “one-for-one” policy whereby any new regulation introduced has to be balanced with an old regulation scrapped.

3. Emulate the NWT's Procurement policy requiring that anyone doing business with the YG have a permanent and staffed office in the Yukon - not just for the term of the contract.

4. Introduce a quarterly survey, asking how the government is doing in key areas to make the Yukon a good place to do business.

5. Track economic leakage related to YG procurement, and communicate procurement statistics to the Yukon businesses including summary data on value of contracts awarded to Yukon businesses and non-Yukon businesses.

Tammy Beese, Chair of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce commented,“ We heard our members and we want to ensure Yukon Government heard them too! We believe these are easily adoptable ideas and look forward to working with our government to see them realized.”

YCC President Peter Turner added, “These are common-sense ideas that would help government track progress in moving us in the direction of best utilization of taxpayer dollars, while hopefully increasing the benefits of government spending for Yukon businesses and Yukoners.”

Incorporated in 1985, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce is the collective voice of Yukon's business community, working to create a climate conducive to a strong private-sector economy by providing leadership and representation on issues and projects affecting business. The Chamber works with over 750 Yukon businesses, through either direct or Community Chamber membership, as well as the five Community Chambers of Dawson City, Silver Trail, St. Elias, Watson Lake and Whitehorse.

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Tammy Beese Chair of the Board of Directors Yukon Chamber of Commerce 867-332-6671

Peter M. Turner President Yukon Chamber of Commerce (867) 334-5885

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