Max Blake has been removed from office.
The decision was voted upon by the Nunatsiavut Assembly this morning in Hopedale.
Blake was given the chance to address the assembly before they voted.
15 assembly members voted in favour of removing the former Ordinary Member for Upper Lake Melville from office.
Two members voted against the decision.
The voting was done through secret ballot.
The removal required 60 percent of the assembly’s votes.
Nearly 90 percent of teh votes were in favour of Blake’s removal.
Blake’s removal is effective immediately.
The removal stems from an incident in early June.
A disciplinary committee recommended a removal from office following a disciplinary committee hearing.
The committee decided that Blake had broken the Nunatsiavut Government’s Code of Conduct by making disparaging comments against Inuit women and Inuit in general.
Blake had already been undergoing a three-month suspension regarding a separate incident.