SK premier removes Northlands board member following assault conviction

December 10, 2018

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has removed Vince Natomagan from the board of Northlands College after Natomagan’s recent domestic assault conviction was brought to the government’s attention, reports CBC. Minister of Advanced Education Tina Beaudry-Mellor took responsibility for appointing Natomagan. “I am horrified. Especially in the north where we have really high rates of domestic violence, we have really high rates of interpersonal violence — it is the wrong message to send,” Beaudry-Mellor said. Beaudry-Mellor added that criminal record checks are not customary for board appointments, but the provincial government may revisit the policy in the wake of Natomagan’s conviction. CBC (1) | CBC (2) (SK)