The man who was the government of Saskatchewan’s incident commander after a deadly shooting at a northern school is the province’s new children’s advocate.
Corey O’Soup will start in the post in November.
O’Soup is the Ministry of Education’s First Nations and Metis adviser and co-ordinated recovery efforts in La Loche after two brothers were killed in a home and a teacher and a teacher’s aide were shot at the high school in January.
Corey Tochor, Speaker of the Saskatchewan legislature, says in a news release that O’Soup has devoted his career to improving the lives of children and youth.
Tochor says O’Soup has a personal passion for seeing all children, especially First Nations and Metis children, succeed.
O’Soup takes over from Bob Pringle, who was disappointed that his five-year-term was not renewed.