Statement by the Premier regarding MLA David Laxton

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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.”


Elaine Schiman
Director of Communications
Yukon Party Caucus