Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Yukon Politician Resolves Sexual Harassment Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Yukon Politician Resolves Sexual Harassment Case

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Yukon politician resolves harassment case

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WHITEHORSE - The Yukon Human Rights Commission says it has resolved a sexual harassment case involving the former speaker of Yukon's legislature.

David Laxton and the woman he was alleged to have sexually harassed, Michelle Stimson, made statements in a new release issued by the commission on Wednesday.

"I am satisfied with this process and the resolution, and I know my fellow Yukoners will respect this," Stimson said. "I am moving on with my life. I will not be making any further comment."

Laxton said the process has been a profound learning experience for him.

"I sincerely apologize for any harm or distress that my conduct has caused her. I am sorry."

No other details about the case or the settlement were released. …

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