Yukon education minister learned about Hidden Valley sexual abuse through media reports


The Yukon’s education minister says she didn’t know about an educational assistant who sexually abused a student at Hidden Valley Elementary School in 2019 until the CBC reported on a lawsuit filed by the victim. 

Responding to questions from Yukon Party leader Currie Dixon in the legislative assembly on Oct. 7, Jeanie McLean said the case was not part of the briefings she received when she became education minister following the territorial election this spring. 

The CBC’s first story on the case was published July 16

Dixon, at a press conference afterwards, said he thought that “[strained] credulity in the greatest sense.”

“We were told, then, that the department, [McLean’s]

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