Solomon elected as Fort William First Nation chief

 By John Nagy  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It was a “nail-biting” close vote, but when all the ballots were counted by Sunday at dawn, Michele Solomon was elected the new chief of Fort William First Nation. The reserve’s former three-term councillor collected 325 votes to former chief Georjann Morriseau’s 313, the closest vote for the chief’s job since 2015 when Peter Collins bested Morriseau by five votes. Solomon, who will be leaving her Ontario Native Women’s Association community development manager role to concentrate on the duties of the chief full-time, said it was a relief when the final vote was counted at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. “It was only a 12-ballot difference, so that was a bit nail-biting for a while during the count,” said Solomon, who was a Fort…

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