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Oath of Office: Kevin Peacey

Oath of Office:
JonathanHanuse

Oath of Office:
Steven Brown

Oath of Office:
Emily White

Oath of Office:
Patricia McDougall

Candidate Platforms 

Steven Brown

Patricia McDougall

Johnny Hanuse

Michelle Robinson

Trevor Leduc

Emily White

Ben Lessard

NOTICE OF NOMINATION MEETING

TAKE NOTICE THAT: The Council of Klahoose has called an Election to be held on July 17, 2021 from 9:00am-8:00pm in accordance with the Custom Election Code of the Klahoose First Nation, 2020.

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT: Electors may vote by Mail-in Ballot or in person. Klahoose members may vote in person on Election day or may cast the vote by Mail-in Ballot.

Polling Site: Klahoose Multipurpose/Band Office Building located at 1730 Tork Rd. Polling hours: July 17, 2021 from 9:00am-8:00pm.

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT: the following positions must be filled One (1) position for Chief and Four (4) positions on Council:

One (1) Chief position Four (4) Councillor position(s)

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT all Members of Klahoose who will be at least 18 years of age as of the date of the election July 17, 2021 are Electors;

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT a Nomination Meeting will be held for the nomination of Candidates One (1) for Chief and Four (4) for Council as follows:

Nomination Meeting
Date: May 28th 2021
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Klahoose Multipurpose Building located at 1730 Tork Rd Squirrel Cove BC V0P 1T0

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Custom Election Code of the Klahoose First Nation, 2020, each Elector may nominate or second a potential Candidate in person at the Nomination Meeting or by:

  1. (a)  completing a Nomination Form and Elector Declaration Form; and

  2. (b)  ensuring the Nomination Form and Elector Declaration Form are received by the Electoral Officer before the close of the Nomination Meeting;

 

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Custom Election Code of the Klahoose First Nation, 2020, to be eligible for nomination as a Candidate, and to be eligible to act as a Council member, a person must:

(a) be an Elector;

(b)  submit a non-refundable seventy-five ($75) dollar filing fee with the Klahoose Band Manager;

(c)  not have been convicted of an indictable criminal offence within ten (10) years before the date of the Nomination Meeting, unless:

(iii)  they have been granted a pardon in relation to that conviction, or

(iv)  a court has ruled that the conviction is directly related to the exercise of that person’s Aboriginal rights.

(d)  not have been removed from a position on Council within the five (5) years prior to the date of the Nomination Meeting;

(e)  not be bankrupt, as that term is defined in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, as may be amended from time to time, within five (5) years of the date of the Nomination Meeting;

(f)  not be in arrears for any debt to Klahoose or a Klahoose business entity, unless:

(i)  they have a debt repayment agreement that is entered into at least six (6) months before election day, and

(ii)  they are in good standing in relation to their debt repayment agreement;

(g)  if the candidate is employed with Klahoose or a Klahoose business entity in a role where they make final decisions on which Band Members receive assets, they must agree at the time of nomination to resign from that role before being sworn in to office; and

(h)  if it is a By-election, not be the person who resigns or is removed from their position on Council, prompting the holding of the By-election.

 

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT Electors may contact Rosie Holmes, Electoral Officer via email rosietholmes@gmail.com or by telephone at (250) 516-3618, to obtain a copy of the Custom Election Code of the Klahoose First Nation, 2020, an Elector Declaration Form or a Nomination Form. For more information on nomination procedures or Council election process, please contact:

Rosie Holmes

Electoral Officer

Ph/Txt: 250-516-3618 Email: rosietholmes@gmail.com

NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR CHIEF AND COUNCIL

The 2021 Chief and Council election date is July 17, 2021. 

Voting is located in the Klahoose Multipurpose building 09:00am - 08:00pm 

Klahoose First Nation has been successful in developing the Klahoose First Nation Custom Election Code. In 2019 from October to December, there were 8 in-person engagements from Cortes Island to Auburn, WA. Over 90 members participated in the engagements and helped create what is now the election law. 

On November 10, 2020 Klahoose held a referendum on adopting the Klahoose First Nation Custom Election Code and it passed with 90% approval from participating electors. After delays from Indigenous Services Canada to approve the code, the Ministerial Order was given April 07, 2021 to remove Klahoose First Nation from the elections section of the Indian Act and return power to the Nation to manage its own elections. 

This will be the first election held under the Klahoose First Nation Custom Election Code, please take time to review the code and familiarize yourself with the changes if you were unable to make the engagements before the referendum. If you have questions regarding the code please contact the project manager, Steven Brown stevenbrown@klahoose.org

NOTICE TO POTENTIAL NOMINEES 

The Klahoose First Nation Custom Election Code has changed the requirements for becoming a nominee for either Chief or Councillor. This can be found in "PART 7: CANDIDACY" on page 15 & 16 of the Custom Code

 

Please note Section 65. (g)

"not be in arrears for any debt to Klahoose or a Klahoose business entity, unless:

     (i) they have a debt repayment agreement that is entered into at least six (6) months before election day, and

     (ii) they are in good standing in relation to their debt repayment agreement..."

It is the responsibility of potential nominees to contact the Klahoose Finance Department to find out if they have arrears, 1-250-935-6536 or mmckellar@klahoose.org. Due to the time restriction, Chief and Council have made a one-time-only exception to the 6 month requirement.

 

ALL POTENTIAL NOMINEES MUST ENTER A DEBT REPAYMENT AGREEMENT BY APRIL 29, 2021 IF THEY HAVE ARREARS. If an individual is nominated, has arrears and has not entered a debt repayment plan, they will not be eligible to run for Chief or Council.

 

No exceptions. 

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