Is an elected deputy chief of a First Nation an employee?

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Linklater v. Fort Albany First Nation, 2004 CarswellOnt 2062 (Ont. S.C.J.)

In July 2002 Andrew Linklater was elected deputy chief of the Fort Albany First Nation, to serve a two-year term. As required by the First Nation Custom for Governance and Election Procedures, Linklater resigned from his previous job as housing co-ordinator and director of the First Nation, to assume his office.