AFN interim National Chief Picard running for top job in December

Interim Assembly of First Nation National Chief Ghislain Picard has announced his intention to run for the top job at the election in December, APTN National News has confirmed.

(Interim Assembly of First Nations National Chief Ghislain Picard (at podium) is running for the top job in December. ATPN/file)

APTN National News
Interim Assembly of First Nation National Chief Ghislain Picard has announced his intention to run for the top job at the election in December, APTN National News has confirmed.

Picard expressed his intention to run during meetings in Quebec City Wednesday.

Picard would have to step aside as interim AFN chief once the official election begins. The official election begins five weeks before the vote.

The AFN election is scheduled for the week of Dec. 9 in Winnipeg.

Picard was chosen by the AFN executive to hold the role in the interim after former national chief Shawn Alteo’s sudden resignation in May.

AFN Saskatchewan regional Chief Perry Bellegarde is also expected to run for AFN national chief.

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