Don't 'sideline' review of Hidden Valley, Yukon's child advocate tells gov't

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Yukon’s Child and Youth Advocate says she’s wary of being “sidelined” by the territorial government, as she conducts her review of student safety at Whitehorse’s Hidden Valley Elementary School.

Annette King launched her review in August, in the wake of news reports about the 2020 conviction of a former educational assistant at the school. William Auclair-Bellemare had pleaded guilty to one count of sexual interference against a student and was sentenced to six months’ jail followed by two years of probation.

Since then, other alleged victims have come forward and the territorial government earlier this month ordered its own independent review of its handling of the matter.

King says she’s “a little

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