After careful consideration, The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government would like to express our concerns in regards to the misleading statements in regards to the Zenabis investment.
It certainly is unfortunate that information that could be deemed inaccurate and seemingly misleading is disseminated using an unofficial LMG means of communication. What is more unfortunate, is the potential legal and financial implications which may result in the dissemination of seemingly defamatory statements.
There has been a tremendous amount of hard work that has been taking place between LMG staff in Economic Development, Post-Secondary Education, LMDC and Zenabis. It has already been discussed at council that, Zenabis, Human Resources and LMG employees are collaborating to ensure our people work at every level within the organization. This shows that Zenabis has an invested interest in collaborating with Listuguj to build the capacity of our people to enter the industry.
Additionally, information on their network/partners can easily be found by conducting research online. This allows our community members to get additional information on Zenabis.
Council have followed the direction from community members who were in attendance at the public meeting that took place on September 12, 2017.
The LMG has been, going back to August 19, 2016, conducting consistent communications on or in regards to public events, Council minutes, Social Media and other LMG Communications.
The LMG would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the community members who attend these meetings/events and express themselves. We hear you and continue to listen to your feedback to help guide us to properly lead as your elected council.
Moving forward it has been the decision of Council to:
- Have additional meetings with Zenabis to allow Council more opportunities to increase their current understanding of the industry;
- Consult with an accountant and/or economist on the purchase of shares, giving opportunity for council to gain a better understanding on what it means to be a shareholder;
- Coordinate another public meeting to give the community another opportunity to engage with Chief & Council on the investment with Zenabis moving forward.
In conclusion, The LMG is aware we have the fiduciary duty and will continue to provide accurate information based on fact as often as it is available.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mike Isaac, Communications Manager at 418-788-2136 or firstname.lastname@example.org