New Saskatchewan children's advocate fills position open since June

REGINA — Saskatchewan has a new advocate for children and youth.

Lisa Broda has taken over the position left open in June when her predecessor was suspended and then resigned.

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A government news release says Broda has a background in sociology and 25 years of experience in leadership, community engagement and research.

She previously served as the deputy children and youth advocate.

Former advocate Corey O’Soup was suspended and stepped down after several allegations of harassment, which a statement from his office said involved him and one individual who worked there.

Provincial ombudsman Mary McFadyen was acting as interim advocate before Broda was voted in by the legislative assembly. (CKRM, The Canadian Press)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 6, 2019.

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