Yukon NDP Reissues Call for Public Inquiry into Porter Creek Deaths in light of Ontario Mall Collapse Decision
WHITEHORSE– NDP Leader Liz Hanson today reissued the call for a public inquiry into the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of five Yukoners in Porter Creek. Hanson’s comments came on the heels of Friday’s announcement by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty that a full public inquiry will be held into the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake.
“On Friday, less than one week after the tragic mall collapse in Elliot Lake that killed two people, Premier McGuinty of Ontario did the right thing and called a full public inquiry,” Hanson said. “Since then, a number of people have approached me and asked why there has been no inquiry into the deaths of five people in Porter Creek. Are public health and safety just not as important to Yukon’s government?”