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Elections to the office of the Chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay

July 27, 2016

Please take notice that the election for the office of the Chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) has been called and the election date for such is September 6, 2016.

The present is in accordance with the election bylaw of the CBHSSJB enacted on June 13, 2008, stating that one member of the Board of Directors shall be the Cree representative elected by and from the members of the Cree Nation Government. The person so elected shall be, ex-officio, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, for a term of four years.

Qualification to Vote

The qualification to vote in the election is as follows: To be a Cree beneficiary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) To be of the age of majority at the date of the election (18 years on September 6, 2016) Not to be affected by any legal incapacity

Qualification to be a Candidate

The qualification of candidates of the office of the Chairperson are the same as the qualification to vote, save that no one who is an employee or practices a profession with the CBHSSJB may be elected as the Chairperson unless that person resigns and/or ceases to practice upon election.

Any person who acts as a Returning Officer or Local Returning Officer for the election may not be a candidate.

Nomination Procedures

Only persons who meet the qualifications and who are nominated by 15 eligible voters on the nomination form provided may be candidates for Chairperson. The nomination form must be completed and filed with the Returning Officer by 5pm on Monday, August 22, 2016, either by mail or email. Please be advised that the nominations received after the posted time will not be accepted.

The nominees will have until 5pm on Saturday, August 27, 2016 to confirm with the Returning Officer whether they accept or decline their nomination as a candidate.

The Returning Officer shall specify the dates, time, and places of advance and travelling polls and polling stations at a later date. 

The nomination form can be downloaded here and can be obtained prior to or by August 7 2016 from the Local Returning Officers that have been appointed by the Chief Returning officer, or from the office of the Chief Returning Officer, or from the website of the CBHSSJB, www.creehealth.org/chairelection2016.

Kenny Loon
Chief Returning Officer
1577 Marley Crescent
Ottawa, ON  
K1J 1C2
Phone 1-613-314-0553
Email kennl@rogers.com