Survey Results

Are you in favour of the Little Red River Cree Nation amending its Custom Election Code governing its election of a Chief and Councillors to office?

Yes 10 / 11

90.91%

No 1 / 11

9.09%

Are you in favour of having those eligible members of Little Red River Cree Nation being nominated for the office of Chief and Councillor be present at the time of nominations?

Yes 8 / 10

80%

No 2 / 10

20%

If you answered yes to this question, are you in favour of making the nomination meeting shorter in each community to allow for all candidates to attend (i.e. 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.)?

Yes 5 / 8

62.5%

No 3 / 8

37.5%

Which other time would you recommend the nomination meeting?

Other 8 / 8

100%

Are you in favour of having electronic voting, as an additional option to manual voting or mail-in voting (if included in new election code), for Little Red River Cree Nation elections, as long as safeguards are in place that ensure that it remains secret and your voting choices remain anonymous?

Yes 7 / 9

77.78%

No 2 / 9

22.22%

Are you in favour of any eligible member of the Little Red River Cree Nation who is nominated for the office of Chief or Councillor pay a nomination fee?

Yes 7 / 9

77.78%

No 2 / 9

22.22%

If you answered “YES” what nomination fee would you like to see paid by eligible Council candidates?

$300.00 0 / 6

0%

$400.00 2 / 6

33.33%

$500.00 1 / 6

16.67%

Other 3 / 6

50%

If you answered “YES” what nomination fee would you like to see paid by eligible Chief Candidate

$400.00 0 / 6

0%

$500.00 2 / 6

33.33%

$1000.00 1 / 6

16.67%

Other 3 / 6

50%

Are you in favour of a provision that excludes a Little Red River Cree Nation member involved in suing LRRCN from running for Chief or Council?

Yes 4 / 8

50%

No 4 / 8

50%

Are you in favour of including a provision in the Election Code where a Councillor or the Chief can be removed from office in certain situations? (Examples: Conflict of Interest, failure to attend # of consecutive meetings, conviction of an indictable offence, breaching LRRCN policy or bylaw?

Yes 6 / 7

85.71%

No 1 / 7

14.29%

If you answered “Yes” to this question, are there other circumstances that you think would warrant the removal of a Councillor or Chief?

Other 6 / 6

100%

Are you in favour of all candidates for Little Red River Cree Nation Chief and Council submitting to a Criminal Record check for indictable offenses? Indictable offences are the most serious of criminal offences and may include: murder, robbery, drug trafficking, breach of trust, treason, sexual assault,
extortion, fraud over $5,000 (i.e. misuse of band funds), etc.

Yes 5 / 7

71.43%

No 2 / 7

28.57%

If you answered Yes to this question, are you also in favour of all candidates for Little Red River Cree Nation Chief and Council submitting to a Vulnerable Sector check?

Yes 5 / 5

100%

No 0 / 5

0%

If a candidate has been convicted of an indictable offence, are you in favour of a candidate
being excluded from running for Chief or Council if they have not been granted a pardon (now
known as a record suspension)?

Yes 5 / 5

100%

No 0 / 5

0%

If someone has been convicted of an indictable offence, how long before their nomination
do you think is a reasonable time for someone to have no further criminal convictions to show
that they have demonstrated that they are no longer involved in a dangerous lifestyle? Would you recommend?

10 year prior 5 / 5

100%

15 year prior 0 / 5

0%

20 year prior 0 / 5

0%

None at all 0 / 5

0%

Are you in favour of imposing an non-refundable appeals fee accompanying any appeals of Little
Red River Cree Nation elections?

Yes 5 / 7

71.43%

No 2 / 7

28.57%

Please indicate fee amount you would be in favour of?

$500.00 2 / 4

50%

$1000.00 1 / 4

25%

Other 1 / 4

25%

Are you in favour of establishing an Elections Committee independent of Chief and Council to oversee future Little Red River Custom Elections?

Yes 5 / 6

83.33%

No 1 / 6

16.67%

Are you in favor of including off-reserve advance polling stations in future Little Red River elections?

Yes 5 / 6

83.33%

No 1 / 6

16.67%

Please indicate which location(s) polling station(s) should be established.

Other 5 / 5

100%

Are you in favor of including mail-in ballots on a request only basis for members to participate in Little Red River elections?

Yes 3 / 6

50%

No 3 / 6

50%

Are you in favor of including certain types of campaign practices that should be prohibited? (i.e. vote-buying, contacting members directly via mail, email, or social media).

Yes 3 / 6

50%

No 3 / 6

50%

Please indicate any other types of campaign practices that should
be prohibited.

Other 3 / 3

100%

Do you have any additional comments?

Other 6 / 6

100%