The Yukon government is expecting a $48.2-million surplus in 2023, promising a budget for health care, inflation relief and more. The territory’s new dental program is estimated to have $3.6 million spent on it to give uninsured residents up to $1,300 a year in benefits.
“This year’s budget will make life more affordable for Yukoners. It moves our territory forward on reconciliation. It sets out our plan to grow a strong, resilient economy,” said Finance Minister Sandy Silver, according to CTV News.
Four million is also budgeted to help increase the presence of healthcare workers in the territory.