Indigenous politician who admitted buying votes removed as Meadow Lake Tribal Council vice-chief – CBC

Indigenous politician who admitted buying votes removed as Meadow Lake Tribal Council vice-chief – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2019104 Views

Larry Iron voted out as vice-chief following CBC iTeam story

Nov 28, 2019

When Chief Elmer Campbell read about Indigenous politician Larry Iron admitting he was involved in a vote-buying scheme, Campbell decided to take action to protect the reputation of his community, the Buffalo River Dene Nation.

In May, CBC broke the news that Iron had filed an affidavit in court admitting he and others had orchestrated an elaborate scheme to buy votes during the 2016 election for chief and council on the Canoe Lake Cree First Nation.

Iron later tried unsuccessfully to withdraw the affidavit from the court record. When reached for comment in May, Iron said “for me the case is closed and it’s an old story.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/indigenous-politician-vote-buying-scheme-1.5375227

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