Membertou Chief Terry Paul re-elected; Bernd Christmas fails to gain council seat – CBC

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Membertou Chief Terry Paul re-elected; Bernd Christmas fails to gain council seat – CBC

by pnationtalk on June 17, 2016176 Views

Paul steps into new four-year term after winning in Wednesday’s band elections

Jun 16, 2016

The longtime chief of Membertou First Nation, Terry Paul, has been returned to office in band elections held Wednesday, while former CEO Bernd Christmas failed in his bid to gain a seat on council.

For the first time, the term for chief and council will be four years instead of the standard two.

Paul received 383 of 675 votes cast for chief. He was challenged by Darrell Bernard and Edwin LaPorte.

“Both candidates ran impressive campaigns and they shed light on important issues that should be revisited by chief and council,” Paul said in a post-election statement.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/membertou-chief-terry-paul-bernd-christmas-elections-council-1.3638711

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