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New election rules rankle residents | March 19 2014
on 2014/3/19 13:46:59 (40 reads)

New election rules rankle residents

First Nation prevents 80 per cent of residents from being nominated


By: Alexandra Paul

Posted: 03/19/2014 1:00 AM | Comments: 32

Garden Hill First Nation has set up new rules that eliminate 80 per cent of residents from running for political office.

Under the rules, no one under age 50 may run for chief and no one under 40 for council. Further, people in common-law relationships will not be allowed to run for either chief or council.

Younger members of the northern Manitoba First Nation feel shut out of the political process in the wake of the new rules restricting candidates on the basis of age and marital status.....

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loca ... 920011.html?device=mobile
Winnipeg Free Press




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