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Yukon Party Calls for Tracey-Anne McPhee to Resign From Cabinet

This afternoon, MLAs will vote on a motion calling for McPhee to step down.

The Yukon Party is calling on McPhee to step down from her role as the Deputy Premier (yukonassembly.ca).

The Yukon Party says they will table a motion in the legislature this afternoon calling for the Deputy Premier Tracey-Anne McPhee to resign from cabinet. The motion is in response to her not telling parents of children at Hidden Valley Elementary School about a former Educational Assistant abusing a student in 2019.

Leader of the Yukon Party, Currie Dixon, says the motion will allow MLAs to put the matter to a vote.

The call for resignation comes after the Yukon Ombudsman launched the fourth investigation into the handling of the situation earlier this week. The government, the RCMP, and the Yukon Child and Youth Advocate are also looking into it.

Over the past few weeks in the legislature, when McPhee has been asked why parents weren’t informed, current Education Minister Jeanie McLean has been taking the floor and referring to the independent review into the situation launched by the government. A tactic MLA for Lake Laberge Brad Cathers calls a “smoke screen,” “stone walling,” and “an insult to parents.”

Yesterday in question period Premier Sandy Silver said the government is staying steadfast in how they answer questions due to ongoing court cases and that his ministers are doing an exceptional job at getting to the bottom of the situation. 

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