Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act Receives Assent in the Yukon Legislative Assembly

The Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2024, received assent in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. This Act amends 15 Yukon acts which currently include typos, language errors or outdated names and references to ensure those statutes are corrected and up to date. These changes are minor and editorial in nature, including correcting typos in legislation to fixing numbering errors.

Miscellaneous statute law amendments must be made every few years to reflect changes to other Yukon acts, federal legislation, international agreements or changes to official names.

Every few years, governments table miscellaneous statute amendment bills to ensure that the laws in effect in the Yukon are accurate and up to date. I am happy to announce that this year's changes are now moving forward.

Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee 

Quick facts 
  • Miscellaneous statute bills are created for housekeeping changes to legislation, such as fixing numbering errors, language errors or inconsistencies.

  • The most recent bill of this nature was tabled in 2022. 

  • This Bill amended the following acts:

    • Animal Protection and Control Act;
    • Children’s Law Act;
    • Corrections Act, 2009;
    • Elections Act;
    • Environment Act;
    • Act to amend the Environment Act (SY 2014, c.6);
    • Licensed Practical Nurses Act;
    • Medical Profession Act;
    • Municipal Act;
    • Pharmacy and Drug Act;
    • Public Service Labour Relations Act;
    • Subdivision Act;
    • Vital Statistics Act;
    • Wildlife Act;
    • Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act.
Media contact 

Laura Seeley
Cabinet Communications

Francis Lefebvre
Justice Communications

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