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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. 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