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Boucher ousted as Fort McKay chief

Author: 
Compiled by Shari Narine
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
5
Year: 
2012

Jim Boucher, chief of the Fort McKay First Nation for almost two decades, was stripped of his title by a Federal Court decision. Boucher won the 2011 election by one vote. The court is citing voting irregularities as the reason. Cecilia Fitzpatrick, who lost the election, appealed the decision to an arbitrator. The arbitrator ruled against her. The CBC News reports no election date has yet been set.

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