Statement by the Premier regarding MLA David Laxton

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 19, 2016

Statement by the Premier regarding MLA David Laxton

 

“On Monday, May 9th, I was made aware of a third-party allegation of sexual harassment against Mr. Laxton.

“After the matter was raised with Mr. Laxton, he tendered his resignation as a member of the Yukon Party caucus and as Speaker.

“Out of respect for the privacy of the complainant who had not come forward to me directly or publicly, I was not able to make further public comment. To make the allegations public before the complainant or Mr. Laxton had done so would have been disrespectful and inappropriate.

“However, as a general statement and without making any comment on this specific circumstance, I can say that we take all accusations about sexual harassment extremely seriously. There is no place for that kind of behavior in this caucus or in our community.”

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Contact:
Elaine Schiman
Director of Communications
Yukon Party Caucus
867-667-8688

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