The court case regarding an alleged violation of the Public Health Act by Steve Norn, MLA for Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh, has been pushed back to Sept. 14.

Officials charged Norn with two counts of failure to isolate from other persons under the act.

A trial date is to be set on Sept 14. Norn pleaded not guilty on Aug. 3.

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Norn was not in attendance in the courtroom on Aug. 24. His defence lawyer, Jay Bran, was present on his behalf.

Norn is accused of failing to complete his COVID-19 self-isolation by entering the legislative assembly on April 17, one day before his isolation period was scheduled to end.

A separate public inquiry into Norn’s conduct is set to begin on Oct. 4, according to a news release that the legislative assembly issued on Aug. 17.

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