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Band members come forward with allegations of vote-buying on Saskatchewan First Nation

 


Twelve members of the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, 300 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, say they accepted money in return for their votes at different band council elections. Most exchanges were between $20 and $200, but one man says he turned down an offer of $1500 and then went to the RCMP.

Most people interviewed for the story did not want to be identified for fear of repercussions on the reserve, but two people did agree to speak publicly, including the man who went to RCMP and a former candidate who says voters asked him for money.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/allegations-of-vote-buying-1.3524200

 

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