Road Block Forces Postponement in PBCN By-election

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 13:16



A by-election planned in Sandy Bay today (Thursday) has been postponed.


The Chief electoral officer for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation says a road-block prevented him and others from entering the community this morning.


Ted Merasty says the vote will have to be rescheduled.


He promises to notify band-members of when that will be.


The protesters are believed to be seeking a new election altogether.


Some community members in Sandy Bay say the RCMP have been contacted.