Saskatchewan Party MLA Nadine Wilson
Michael Bell / Regina Leader-Post
Saskatchewan Rivers MLA Nadine Wilson has stepped down from her role as provincial secretary after being charged with assault.A Saskatoon police spokesman on Friday confirmed in an email that “an investigation was conducted by the Saskatoon Police Service and that two charges of assault were laid as a result. This was done in consultation with the Crown.The two charges, according to police, are “from the same alleged incident that took place in Saskatoon on March 21, 2019.”According to a statement from Premier Scott Moe on Friday, Wilson was “charged with common assault related to a private family matter.”Wilson was arrested Thursday in Prince Albert by P.A. police after turning herself in, according to Saskatoon police. She is scheduled to appear Sept. 6 in Saskatoon provincial court.A government spokesman on Friday said Wilson would not be commenting on the charges as they are before the court.Moe said he accepted Wilson’s offer to resign as provincial secretary.“Ms. Wilson maintains her innocence, and as the charges have not been proven in court, she will remain a member of the government caucus,” Moe said.Wilson was first elected to represent Saskatchewan Rivers in 2007 and was reelected in 2011 and 2016.She has served as legislative secretary to the minister responsible for immigration, deputy caucus chair, and as chair of the legislature’s standing committee on private bills.Prior to being elected as a Saskatchewan Party MLA, she was twice elected reeve of the rural municipality of Paddockwood.