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News You Can Use – March Madness Edition

Yukon Government Updates, the Good the Bad and the Ugly


  • Yukon government tabled its Budget in March. Some good news, the projected budget deficit of $4.54 million is relatively moderate compared to earlier predictions. Thanks to better, long term planning, the 2020-2021 budget is expected to be back in the black. Sadly there was no mention of small business in the budget, but there were also no new taxes! 
  • Does your business have to deal with liquor regulations? Good news, the Government of Yukon is asking for feedback from stakeholders and the public on the Liquor Act – this 40 year old piece of legislation likely needs an overhaul. Bring your ideas forward. Written submissions can be sent to [email protected], and if you can, please copy us at [email protected]. We will ensure your voice is being heard.  
  • Did you know that the Yukon is going to have a new way to support entrepreneurship and innovation?  It’s called the Yukon Innovation Hub and will be located at 2180 2nd Avenue in Whitehorse (previously Super Value). 
A new CFIB team working for you
  • You have a new legislative team to help the odds of your business success.  Samantha Howard, and Catherine Lopushinsky have taken over CFIB’s advocacy and business counselling efforts in the Yukon. Amber Ruddy and Jennifer Henshaw have reluctantly passed us the torch and we look forward to learning from you how we can best support you in your community. We will visiting the Yukon in the coming months, and hope we have the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the issues that you are facing as a business owner. If we can help, here’s how to reach us.
    • Samantha Howard, Director, BC, Northwest Territories and Yukon
    • Catherine Lopushinsky, Policy Analyst and Business Councilor, Northwest Territories and Yukon
  • March is Fraud Awareness Month. Be sure to read CFIB’s tips and tricks to protect your business from fraudulent activity!

As always, we would like to hear directly from you on the topics/issues that are concerning you and your local business community. Hearing directly from you helps us shape our advocacy efforts and ensures we are hitting the right mark. If you have questions, concerns, and/or are seeking business support, please email us at [email protected].