An NDP MLA is apologizing for nominating a person for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, despite that person having a criminal conviction.

“I was not aware of this conviction when I nominated this person. To be clear, I would never have nominated someone for this honour if I had known,” Saskatoon-Centre MLA Betty Nippi-Albright said in a statement.

She explained that her team recently found out about the criminal harassment conviction on the person she nominated through the community nomination process.

“My understanding is that the harassment conviction resulted in a conditional discharge, which likely would not have been found through a criminal record check,” said Nippi-Albright.

She said she asked the unidentified person to return the medal, which apparently the person did. 

In April, Agriculture Minister David Marit apologized for nominating a person who pleaded guilty to domestic violence offenses.