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Saskatchewan band councillor ousted from role flags potential charter infringement –

August 14, 2020

A former band councillor for a Saskatchewan First Nation is questioning whether his charter rights were infringed upon after he was removed from office.

Michael Linklater was ousted as councillor for Thunderchild First Nation (TCFN) on July 13 because he doesn’t live on the reserve, about 100 kilometres northwest of North Battleford.

Linklater wants to be reinstated and has requested a judicial review of the decision made by the Thunderchild First Nation Appeal Tribunal.

A notice of application filed in federal court Friday says the appeal tribunal panel made errors in law and based its order to remove Linklater from office on erroneous findings.

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