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AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s plea is denied by the court

AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald's motion is rejected by the court.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to the Assembly of First Nations, National Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s request to have her recent suspension lifted was rejected.
  • On June 17, the AFN executive committee placed Archibald on paid administrative leave, investigating four claims made against her by her employees.

The National Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s request to overturn her recent suspension was denied, according to the Assembly of First Nations.

In a statement that came out by the group on Thursday, it was stated that an Ontario Superior Court judge had denied acting on Archibald’s request for a hearing before the assembly’s annual general meeting in Vancouver the following week.

Because a national leader cannot be suspended by the executive committee, according to Archibald, her suspension was illegal.

The executive committee of the assembly stated that the potential legal action posed problems that should be addressed at the future meeting and through an internal dispute resolution procedure.

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Regional Chief Paul Prosper stated that the judgment “does not substantiate the claims that our actions were illegal or beyond of our jurisdiction.” We regret that the national leadership decided to resolve this through a courtroom showdown.

The AFN executive committee placed Archibald on paid administrative leave on June 17 while it looked into four allegations her staff had made against her.

The previous day, Archibald claimed in a statement that she was being victimized for attempting to look into corruption within the parliament. She also demanded an impartial audit of the AFN for the previous eight years.

AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald's motion is rejected by the court.
AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald’s motion is rejected by the court. Image from The Star

The executive committee claims that Archibald’s accusations violated the organization’s code of conduct, whistleblower policy, and her oath of office. Archibald was also told not to talk about the probe in public.

The committee has already announced that Archibald will be permitted to attend the conference in Vancouver, where she will have the chance to comment on a resolution asking the heads of the assembly to approve and maintain her suspension.

The committee had declared that Archibald wouldn’t be allowed to attend the meeting.

Source: CTV News

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