Darcy Gray will not be seeking a third term as chief of Listuguj, because of the climate of violence prevailing within the political class of this community.
January 19, 2020 18h43
The chief of Listuguj Darcy Gray will not be seeking a third term
LISTUGUJ – The chief of Listuguj, Darcy Gray, indicates by way of a press release that he will not be seeking a third mandate at the head of this community mi gmaque gaspé a little more than 2000 inhabitants. The chef Gray explains his possible removal by the culture of violence within the political class of Listuguj, culture, which affects his family and himself.
Darcy Gray emphasized at the outset have taken this decision after careful consideration and after discussion with the members of his family. He further noted that the culture of political violence of Listuguj has increased alarmingly since his accession to the position of chief, four years ago.
“First and foremost I’m a father, a spouse and a son, and the protection of my family will always be my priority. Recent threats of violence at the place of my wife, my children and my self have convinced me of this decision, and I can’t help but think that these threats will continue,” writes Mr. Gray.
It does not name the sources of this violence and he has not granted interview to the moment. It indicates that there remains to him only a few weeks at the head of Listuguj. Elections to the council of the band usually take place during the first ten days of June.
Darcy Gray says it is sad to leave, but he emphasizes in the same breath that he is proud of the progress made during his two terms in office as head of Listuguj. “For example, we have doubled the number of jobs available in our community and we fought to institute good corporate governance practices, in addition to prioritizing community involvement at all levels of development of policies and laws,” he wrote.
He believes that Listuguj has the resources necessary to continue to advance, but he also wants a reflection of how to address the violence inherent in the political system. “We often say that our youth are our future, but we must consider what we will bequeath to our next generation of leaders,” he said.