02/18/2016 14:49 EST | Updated 02/18/2017 00:12 EST

Inuit regional government in northern Labrador fires finance minister

For the second time in a year, a minister in the Inuit regional government that oversees a swath of northern Labrador has been fired.

Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo said Finance Minister Danny Pottle lost her confidence after missing two key meetings without a valid reason.

The Nunatsiavut Executive Council oversees health, education and other matters in Nunatsiavut.

Last April, Leo removed Richard Pamak as the council's minister of culture, recreation and tourism after questions were raised about some of his expense filings.

Pottle, who was also removed Thursday as minister of human resources and information technology, continues as an ordinary member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly representing the constituency of Canada.

Leo said Lands and Natural Resources Minister Darryl Shiwak will take over Pottle's portfolios on an interim basis.

The Canadian Press