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The Trust Fund Agreement has been approved with 76% of voters choosing yes.
Message from Chief Mervin Cheechoo
Friday, December 9, 2022
The voting on the Moose Cree Trust Fund Agreement closed yesterday, Thursday, December 8 at 6 pm. I am pleased to inform the Membership that the Trust Fund Agreement was approved by a vote of 83-26, or look at it another way, 76% of voters chose to approve it.
The voting was carried out according to the “General Rules for Ratification Votes”, these rules for voting on major issues were approved by the Membership. The Council previously signed a Band Council Resolution that the decision on the Trust Fund Agreement should be done through a ratification vote as we felt such a major decision should be made by you, the Membership, and not by Council.
While the Trust Fund will receive a percentage of the Self-Generated Revenue (SGR) that we receive from the agreement with Ontario Power Generation, and other sources, the majority of SGR that we receive each year will still be available to meet current needs of the Membership today.
One of our most important and shared responsibilities, as Membership and as elected leaders, is to make decisions that will benefit future generations of our people. And we have done just that by approving the Trust Fund, so I thank everyone that voted to approve it.
I would also like to thank the SGR Committee, which includes representatives from Membership and Council, for all their hard work in developing the Trust Fund Agreement and presenting it to Membership over many info sessions.
The vote was just the first step, the technical work to establish the Trust Fund can now begin. I will ensure that you stay updated every step of the way.
To stay informed, I encourage you to add your email address to our contact list, to do so contact Jeff Hunter at or text 705-288-1163.
This is a great day for Moose Cree First Nation! Together, we have done some wonderful for the future generations of our Membership