TSAWWASSEN, BC, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Following a hearing with
Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) Members on Saturday, November 24, the TFN
Judicial Council has found that the two appeals of TFN's general
election of September 5th, 2012, are upheld and that the election must
be held again.
In its finding issued today, the Judicial Council states that a notice
of the new election must be called by TFN's Executive Council no later
than January 11, 2013. TFN's Elections Act states that the Executive
Council must give at least 90 days of notice for a general election.
In the interim, the Judicial Council states that the current government
will continue until the election.
The Judicial Council based its decision on the evidence and information
provided at the hearing.
"We thank the Judicial Council for their service in upholding TFN laws,
and for making a fair and objective decision," said TFN Chief Bryce
Williams. "It's now up to the TFN Executive Council to decide when the
election will be held."
The TFN Judicial Council is an arm of TFN Government under TFN
Legislation and was established in April of 2009. Members of the
Judicial Council are chosen for their expertise and experience in the
Canadian Judicial and Financial system and operate at arm's length from
Judicial Council members involved in this decision are:
Paul Fraser QC
Professor Bruce MacDougall
SOURCE: Tsawwassen First Nation
For further information:
Tanya Corbet, Tsawwassen First Nation