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2022 Year in Review

2022 Priorities and Advocacy

(Advocacy delivered primarily in collaboration with the Chamber’s Sector Committees)

- Electrical rates, regulatory processes and simplifying bills

- Independent Power Producer regulations

- Wood permits and supply

- Our Clean Future – review and assessment of the strategy (ongoing, we have a have member sitting on the Yukon Climate Leadership Council)

- Extended Producer Responsibility Advisory Committee

- Yukon Housing Action Plan Committee- (Housing is a high impact focus for the territory and greatly contributes to issues relating to labour shortage)

- Liquor pricing relief during COVID

- Advocating for private sector participation in Cannabis retail

- Port development in Skagway, Haines and Stewart

- Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy – Working Group & Monitor and Review Committee

- Yukon Government Procurement – Procurement Business Committee and Yukon Business Definition Working Group

- Regulatory Affairs Committee – development permits and reducing red tape

- Labor Market Development and Challenges – Yukon Recruitment and Retention Task Force, meetings with Premier Silver and Minister Pillai, raising the immigration cap for Yukon

- Buy Yukon- Local Gift Card program to support local businesses and encourage a robust local economy

- Minimum wage increases- addressed changes and impacts to small business

- Rent cap legislation

- Enhanced cooperation and collaboration with the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce

- Enhanced Digital and IT integration in YCC operations

- Office of the Employer Advisor – continued to work on behalf of employers (new EA as of Nov 2022)

- Monitoring WSCB funding reserves and rebating over target earnings to Employers

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