The Grand Council of the Crees

Public Notice: Election for Office

Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Regional Authority

Posted: 2005-07-21

Final Candidates

Grand Chief/ Chairperson
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Nominee's Name
1
Kenny Blacksmith
2
Paul Gull
3
Ted Moses
4
Matthew Mukash

Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson
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Nominee's Name
1
Glen Cooper
2
Ashley Iserhoff
3
Alfred Loon
4
Kenny Loon
5
Losty Mamianskum
6
Bertie Wapachee
7
George Wapachee


Please take notice that elections of the offices of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson of the Grand Council of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Regional Authority has been called.

Pursuant to Bill 115, An Act to amend the Act respecting the Cree Regional Authority, the following changes have been made to the election requirements for the offices of Grand Chief/ Chairperson and Deputy Grand Chief/ Vice-Chairperson for the GCCEI/CRA. 1. The term of office has been changed from three (3) years to four (4) years. 2. The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson must be elected by an absolute majority vote (fifty percent +1).

The schedule for the elections is as follows:
ADVANCE POLLS: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Polling Hours - 9:00A.M. to 6:00P.M.
ELECTIONS: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Polling Hours - 8:00A.M. to 7:00P.M.

N.B.: The Chief Electoral Officer reserves the right to establish different polling hours for Construction Work Camps.

The qualifications for eligibility to vote in the elections is as follows:
a) To be a Cree beneficiary in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.
b) To be of the age of majority at the date of the elections (18 years of age on August 31, 2005).
c) Not to be affected by legal incapacity.

The deadline for submission of the nomination forms to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer is at 5:00PM Thursday August 4, 2005. Please be advised that nominations received after the posted time will not be accepted.

The nominees will have until 5:00P.M. Monday, August 8, 2005 to inform the Chief Electoral Officer whether to accept or decline their nomination. A nominee, who fails to inform the Chief Electoral Officer of his/ her intention within the prescribed time, shall be deemed to have declined his/ her nomination.

The nomination forms can be obtained from the Local Running Officers that have been appointed by the Chief Electoral Officer as per the attached schedule or from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer at:
Lawrence Jimiken Chief Electoral Officer GCCEI/ CRA
1 Lakeshore Road Nemaska, Quebec
J0Y 3B0
Tel: (819) 673-2512 ext. 213
Direct Line: (819) 673-2126
Fax: (819) 673-2542
E-mail: lawrjimi@hotmail.com