Listuguj, December 1, 2017- With the objective to restore balance within Council, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government have decided to lift the suspension of a Council member until an independent inquiry can take place to resolve internal issues.
The Council decision for a suspension based on the breach of the code of conducted was posed as a protective measure rather than punitive, in the interim time that a procedure could be decided on. The breach of the code of conduct could have affected the reputation of the community and employees who have contributed significantly to the progress LMG is making on its initiatives.
The purpose of the Code of Conduct policy is to maintain a harmonious and mutually beneficial relationship between Chief and Council and the Listuguj Members. The Council’s desire is to serve the Members fairly and efficiently. Accordingly, the Council is determined to establish an effective and respectful working relationship among each other and with the Membership.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is committed to resolving effectively and sensitively, any existing issue within the Council that may hinder the Council’s duties to serve the people. “We are being very proactive in addressing any internal political conflicts, internally, with the individuals concerned, and we have our community matters under control, with the best interests of our people at heart,” says Darcy Gray, Chief of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government.
During the process of the inquiry, the LMG Council asks for discretion, until the situation can be investigated. Until then, Council members will turn their attention to their Council responsibilities for the growth and empowerment of the community.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is recognized as a government and have a right to self-determination and autonomy. The LMG’s Code of Conduct policy is part of Listuguj’s process for self-government, and is the policy in effect for the Council.
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SOURCE: Mike Isaac, Communications Manager
Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government
Tel: (418) 788-2136