CANDIDATES FOR QALIPU ELECTION START MAKING INTENTIONS KNOWN
CORNER BROOK — Nominations have not been formally accepted yet, but a few people have already launched their campaigns to be elected to the next Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band council. The election is set for Oct. 23 with an advance poll set for Oct. 16 and mail-in ballot applications now available on the band’s website.
A voters list should be available after the updating founding members list is released at the end of August. The band’s office said a call for nominations will be made shortly after that list comes out. Hayward Young of Stephenville Crossing, who had previously intimated running, has confirmed he will be seeking to become the band’s new chief. Two Corner Brook men, Keith Cormier and Ron Jesseau, have announced their candidacy for the position of western vice-chief on the next council.