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Kanesatake grand chief suspends by election

 By Marcus Bankuti  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Grand chief Victor Bonspille personally instructed PlanIT to delay the upcoming Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) by-election until further notice, according to the chief electoral officer. The shocking disruption came last Saturday, September 17, smack in the middle of an advance poll that was shuttered after votes had already been cast. Bonspille denied responsibility for the decision, claiming it was the appeal board that opted to have PlanIT Consulting and Communications, the firm contracted to manage the electoral process, put the brakes on a by-election that included his political rival, former grand chief Serge Otsi Simon, as a candidate. “I have nothing to do with the by-election. That’s the appeals committee, so I don’t really have a comment on any of that,” Bonspille told The

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