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Premier Ranj Pillai has issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the Government of Yukon, I congratulate R.J. Simpson on being selected to serve as the Premier of the Northwest Territories by the Territorial Leadership Committee.
“Building on our jurisdictions’ longstanding history of cooperation, I spoke with Premier Simpson on the phone yesterday to offer the Yukon’s congratulations. Our government looks forward to working with him and his new Cabinet to advance the interests of northerners, including action on Arctic security, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and growing our economies for the benefit of all Canadians.
“I express my sincere appreciation to Caroline Cochrane, who has been a strong advocate for the Northwest Territories during her time as Premier. I thank her for her dedication to public service in the North and wish her well in her future endeavours.”