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Corey O’Soup to take over as Saskatchewan child advocate in November

Corey O'Soup is set to take over as the Saskatchewan child advocate in November 2016.
Corey O'Soup is set to take over as the Saskatchewan child advocate in November 2016. Sean Lerat / Global News

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, Sask. after two brothers were killed in a home and a teacher and a teacher’s aide were shot at the high school in January.

READ MORE: 4 dead in La Loche, Saskatchewan school shooting

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.

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O’Soup takes over from Bob Pringle, who was disappointed that his five-year-term was not renewed.

READ MORE: Saskatchewan’s children’s advocate, Bob Pringle, resigns from post