Administration Code Key Issue of Concern #3
NEUTRALIZING THE CHIEF
The proposed Code states that the Chief must “be neutral and objective in all official actions.”
- This prohibits the Chief from effectively advocating for Wahta’s interests with other First Nations, the provincial or federal government, corporations or other parties. It could also prevent the Chief from being actively involved in any decisions, therefore making this role ineffective and futile.
It also states that the Chief is to ensure all policies, bylaws and codes are properly executed and obeyed as well as to oversee the conduct of all senior officials.
- This is contradictory to the point in neutralizing the Chief and puts an unreasonable amount of responsibility and liability on the Chief’s duties.
- It also presents a high degree of power and influence over senior staff
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