Bellegarde v. Poitras – Peepeekisis Tribal Elections

The Federal Court of Appeal recently revisited a 2009 decision from the Federal Court involving the removal of and 10-year prohibition of  re-election for the former Chief of Peepeekisis First Nation.  The court affirmed the lower court’s decision that there was insufficient evidence to establish that either of the two Councils (which removed the Chief and implemented the prohibition) satisfied the criteria of the Election Act, or custom.  Here’s the decision – Bellegarde v. Poitras.