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RCMP search Yukon government's Economic Development department offices

Police confirmed they executed search warrant for info held at department’s offices
A police cruiser passes by the RCMP station in Whitehorse on Aug. 22, 2022. RCMP confirmed they executed a search warrant for information held by the Yukon government's Economic Development department. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

RCMP have carried out a search warrant for information held at the Yukon government’s Economic Development offices, according to an email obtained by the News

The June 4 email from deputy minister Deborah Lemaire contains the subject line “notification of investigation at department.” 

 The email indicates the territorial Justice department’s legal counsel has been notified. 

“We are cooperating with the RCMP’s investigation,” reads the email. 

No additional details are provided given the ongoing investigation.  

In the email, staff are being directed not to discuss the matter with anyone contacting the department with inquiries about it. 

Police confirmed by email to the News that they executed a search warrant for the same reason mentioned above. 

RCMP declined to elaborate given the ongoing investigation. 

The Economic Development department didn’t respond to the News’ request by publication.

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Dana Hatherly

About the Author: Dana Hatherly

I’m the legislative reporter for the Yukon News.
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