Metis Nation election results final

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Official results from the Sept. 18 Metis Nation of Alberta general election were a bit slow in arriving, but they did, and here they are:

It turns out Bev New of Faust was not successful in her bid for the provincial vice-presidency of the MNA. She placed third in a tight three-way race for that position. Dan Cardinal of Region 1 ended up the winner with 1,375 votes. Victoria Norris was second with 1,305 votes and New had 1,082.

For provincial president, incumbent Audrey Poitras won easily over challenger Ron Quintal, 2,344 to 1,477.

In Region 5, which includes Slave Lake, Wabasca and High Prairie, Elmer Gullion won the presidency with 129 votes. Dean Lindsay finished with 58 votes and Mickey Andrews got 42.

For the vice-president position in Region 5, Hilda Lambert was the winner, with 141 votes, over Jamie Linington, with 93.

Region 5 had the lowest voter turnout of the six regions in the province. This may (or may not) have something to do with the size of the population.

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