SIGA CEO Placed On Administrative Leave

Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 14:45



The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has put its CEO, Edmund Bellegarde, on administrative leave.


The decision was made by SIGA’s board. According to SIGA board chair Brian Standingready, Bellegarde is on leave for “administrative and personal reasons”.


An official with the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority has told CBC Radio that the SLGA was informed the move is not related to financial matters.


SIGA has reportedly called the suspension an internal personnel issue.


In a prepared news release, SIGA says it’s “business as usual” at the authority.


Zane Hansen, SIGA’s senior vice-president of finance and administration, has been named Bellegarde’s interim replacement.


Bellegarde replaced disgraced former SIGA CEO Dutch Lerat.