a) Referendum Results

Indian and Northern Affairs posted the second vote notice for the Land Designation Referendum on January 19, 2006.   The final vote was held on February 23 rd  at the Community Fire Hall on Pickerel River Road.

Here are the results:

February 23rd, 2006
2nd Referendum, Final Vote  
YES  113 
NO   83

199 votes cast, with 3 spoiled ballots.  

The Land Designation Referendum has been approved.  After about 6-8 months of processing by the Government, the Band can then consider commercial leases for the designated lands.

This is a second vote for the referendum held on November 24, 2005.  All of the information provided for the February 23, 2006 vote is unchanged from the November 24th vote.  

The remaining section of this page contains information updated after the November 24, 2005 vote.

Henvey Inlet First Nation’s Second Referendum Vote to Support Economic Development Plans was held on November 24, 2005:

A first Land Designation Referendum was launched on June 30, 2005 to seek permission from the community to set up the terms and conditions for all future leasing at one time.  

Community Information Sessions were held in Killarney, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie on July 12, 13, 14th and a final session was held from 12:00 Noon up to 10:30 PM at the Fire Hall on August 11th!   The final vote was held on August 25th.   

Here are the results:

August 25, 2005
1st Referendum, 1st Vote  
YES  63
NO   64

129 total votes cast with two spoiled ballots.

Chief and Council of Henvey Inlet First Nation launched a second Referendum with an adjusted development plan as of October 13, 2005 to seek approval from its Members to “designate” a reduced portion of Henvey Inlet Reserve #2, as compared to the plan submitted for the vote held on August 25, 2005.  

The final vote was held on November 24, 2005 at the Community Fire Hall.

Here are the results:

November 24, 2005
2nd Referendum, 1st Vote
YES   94
NO   72

 168 total votes cast with two spoiled ballots.

Referendum regulations require that 50% plus 1 of the total eligible voters must cast ballots to pass on a first vote (469 Total, 50% plus 1=235).  As only 168 electors cast ballots, this proposal must be submitted to the membership for a second vote.

A simple majority is required on the second vote to either support or reject the proposals.