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2016 AGM: positioning and priorities of the Association franco-yukonnaise
Whitehorse, September 27, 2016 - Nearly 40 members, community representatives, and distinguished guests participated in the 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) held on September 24 in Whitehorse.
In the morning, Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, and the representatives of the three main Yukon parties (Elaine Taylor, Deputy Premier and Yukon Party candidate in the imminent territorial election, Kate White, Member of the Legislative Assembly and NDP candidate, and Jeane Lassen, Liberal candidate) gave their reactions to the recently released position paper, "Taking Action For a Vibrant and Dynamic Yukon Francophone Community". The panelists commented in particular on the establishment of a bilingual primary health care centre and a $15 per day child care program. Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis, who was unable to attend, made his comments in writing.
During the afternoon business meeting, the reappointment of André Bourcier as Vice-President was enthusiastically applauded by participants. As well, Davy Joly was elected by acclamation as Treasurer, Chair of the Management Committee. Marielle Veilleux, Stephan Poirier and Chrystelle Houdry were elected as Directors, joining Angélique Bernard, President, and Josée Belisle, Director, to form AFY's new Board of Directors. "I look forward to moving forward on the issues and priorities with the new Board, especially the launch of a community recognition program this coming January 2017 and the setting up of a community consensus-building mechanism," said AFY President Angélique Bernard.
The AFY thanks all attendees for their community involvement, as well as outgoing members Robert Nantel, Christian Klein and Marie-Stéphanie Gasse, who made way for the new Board members.
The 2015-2016 Annual Report presented at the AGM is available, in French, at
The position paper is available in both official languages at
Association franco-yukonnaise
Official voice and leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community since 1982, the AFY aims to improve the quality of life of Yukon Francophones.
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