Action needed after Yukon ombudsman's report on botched Hidden Valley response, opposition parties say


The Yukon’s opposition parties say the territorial government needs to make real change in light of another report exposing the shortcomings of how it handled 2019 sexual abuse allegations at Hidden Valley Elementary School. 

The report, released by the Yukon Ombudsman last week, concluded the Yukon government had an obligation to immediately inform parents about the allegations against an educational assistant at the school, but didn’t.

Instead, parents only found out about the situation 19 months later, via a CBC News article on a lawsuit filed over the abuse and the criminal case beforehand. The ombudsman found the delay unfairly denied parents the chance to get immediate help and support for their children. 

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