Yukon gov't plans to move mental health positions out of communities: internal emails


The Yukon government plans to move mental health positions out of communities, according to internal emails obtained by CBC News. 

Three nursing positions in Haines Junction, Watson Lake and Ross River are slated to be relocated to Whitehorse, emails show.

The decision appears to have been made weeks before a report was released by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, which points to problems with recruiting and retaining mental health staff in rural Yukon.

While CBC News was able to verify the emails originated from the Yukon government, the name of the sender is redacted.

“These positions have been difficult to recruit for and in these communities, there is

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