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Election to go ahead in Natuashish

Thumbnail image for Prote Poker.jpg Prote Poker On January 3, 2012, Justice Rennie set aside the Natuashish Band Council election of March 5 2010 and said a new election would be held within three months of that date. There were many alledged irrgularities surrounding the original election There were concerns about how ballets were counted and the issue of where a ballot box was stored. Simeon Tshakapesh and the Mushuau Innu First Nations appealed this decision. However, the Federal Court of appeal released notice yesterday that his appeal has been rejected and the original decision still stands. For reaction to the rejected appeal, we reached Prote Poker at his home in Natuashish.

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