South Baffin MLA Fred Schell issued a brief apology in Nunavut's legislative assembly for breaching the territory’s Integrity Act.

Last fall, the Integrity Commissioner found Schell guilty in six out of nine allegations against him.

Today was his deadline to issue an apology.


Fred Schell, the Nunavut MLA for South Baffin, apologized briefly to his constituents, as well as to all Nunavummiut, for being found guilty of breaching the territory's Integrity Act. (CBC)

"I would like to extend my sincere apologies to my peers, colleagues and all of my constituents in Cape Dorset, and Kimmirut and all Nunavummiut. I'm sorry for my wrongful conduct laid out in the Integrity Commissioner report," said Schell.

Schell resigned from cabinet in November.

He was fined $10,000 and had to send letters of apology to two government staff members. He said he also met the requirement to meet with elders to discuss his conduct.

Schell promised to be more conscientious and faithful in the future.