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Saskatchewan advocate for children and youth resigns after harassment complaints


June 28, 2019
By The Canadian Press
Categories
Compliance & Enforcement
Human Resources

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s advocate for children and youth has resigned following multiple complaints of harassment.

The legislature’s board of internal economy says Corey O’Soup was suspended from his duties Thursday following an investigation.

Following the suspension, the board says O’Soup tendered his resignation.

Details of the harassment complaints were not released.

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The board says the investigation was conducted by an independent investigator with extensive experience dealing with harassment complaints.

Provincial Ombudsman Mary McFadyen has been appointed interim advocate for children and youth.

“Harassment cannot be tolerated in any workplace, and certainly not in the office of a statutory officer of the assembly,” Mark Docherty, Speaker of the legislative assembly, said in a release. “I want to assure the staff members of the advocate’s office, and of all statutory offices, that we support their right to work in a safe and respectful environment.”

The advocate for children and youth speaks up for the rights, interests, and well-being of children and youth in the province.

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