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Notice of Upcoming By-Election for (1) One Councillor Position – Nominations/Polling Days

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Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the electors of the Fisher River Cree Nation will be held at the Fisher River Cree Nation Community Hall on Thursday the 12th day of May, 2022, beginning at 6:00 o’clock p.m. and lasting for at least three hours, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the position of ( 1) One Councillor on the Band Council of the said Band, for the next ensuing term. There is 1 councillor position available. The By-Election will be held at the Fisher River Cree Nation Community Hall on Thursday, the 23rd day of June, 2022.

Please note that any voter may nominate candidates by using a mail-in nomination form. You can either deliver or mail-in a written nomination and a completed, signed and witnessed voter declaration form to the Electoral Officer before the time set for the nomination meeting OR you may nominate candidates orally at the nomination meeting. Mailed nominations not received by the Electoral Officer before the time set for nomination meeting are void. Also note that any voter may vote by mail-in ballot.

Given under my hand at Fisher River, Manitoba, this 12 day of April, 2022.

Shirley N. Cochrane, Electoral Officer
Box 363
Koostatak, Manitoba R0C 1S0
Telephone: (204) 645-2171 ext 230

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IMPORTANT DATES:

Nomination Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 2022
6:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m.
Fisher River Cree Nation Community Centre

A Candidates Forum for FRCN members will take place on:
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Fisher River Cree Nation Community Centre

Off-Reserve Polling Station:
Canad Inn-Polo Park
Room: Ambassador K
1405 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg Monday, June 20, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The By-Election for (1) One Council position will take place on:
Thursday, June 23, 2022
9:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
Fisher River Cree Nation Community Centre

To obtain further information Electors may contact:
Shirley N. Cochrane, Electoral Officer
Fisher River Cree Nation
Box363
Koostatak, Manitoba
ROC 1S0
Telephone: (204) 645-2171
Toll Free: 1-866-645-2171
Fax: (204) 645-2745

INDIAN ACT REGULATIONS:

Tenure of office – 78 (1) Subject to this section, the chief and councillors of a band hold office for two years.

Vacancy – The office of chief or councillor of a band becomes vacant when

  • (a) the person who holds that office
  • (i) is convicted of an indictable offence,
  • (ii) passes away or resigns his office, or
  • (iii) is or becomes ineligible to hold office by virtue of this Act; or
  • (b) the Minister declares that in his opinion the person who holds that office
  • (i) is unfit to continue in office by reason of his having been convicted of an offence,
  • (ii) has been absent from three consecutive meetings of the council without being authorized to do so, or
  • (iii) was guilty, in connection with an election, of corrupt practice, accepting a bribe, dishonesty or malfeasance.

Special election – (4) Where the office of chief or councillor of a band becomes vacant more than three months before the date when another election would ordinarily be held, a special election may be held in accordance with this Act to fill the vacancy.

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