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Band members allege vote-buying on Saskatchewan First Nation - Saskatchewan - CBC News

8.4.16

Band members allege vote-buying on Saskatchewan First Nation - Saskatchewan - CBC News: The Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs says that if anyone suspects inappropriate behaviour during an election, they can make a complaint within 45 days of the election.

The ministry says it looked at every election at Makwa Sahgaiehcan since 2000 and found no complaints had been filed.

Under the Indian Act, if found to have exchanged money for votes, someone could be barred from elections for six years.

The chief of the First Nation did not respond to a request for comment on the topic of alleged vote buying in his community.


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