I have been nominated to be the Liberal candidate for the upcoming federal election scheduled for October 21, 2019. I have been very proud and honoured to have been elected as your Councillor and Chief for 22 years. If elected as your MP, I will still continue to be available to you and to represent you as part of this riding.
Until the election is called, I will remain as Chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB). In accordance with the LLRIB Governance Code, I will take a leave of absence from my role as Chief when the election is called until Election Day.
During the Election period, there will be an acting Chief who has already been chosen by Council. If I am elected as the Member of Parliament for the Desnethe-Missinippi Churchill Riding, I will resign as Chief of the LLRIB. If I am not successful, I will resume my duties as Chief of the LLRIB for the remainder of my term, March, 2020.
We need strong leadership from the band, municipal, provincial and federal levels. Just as I did at the band level I will be fighting hard for our issues that matter most in our riding. If elected I will represent all our people to the best of my abilities as a Member of Parliament. I will make myself available as well as communicate effectively on action that is taking place at the local to the national level.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding. By working together, we can overcome many challenges and achieve positive results towards the betterment of our communities.
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson
Lac La Ronge Indian Band