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  • Twins Receive Two Different Results from Qalipu Application

    Members of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation are calling for calm and to work together in the wake of the distribution of tens of thousands of denial letters that have created anger and confusion among families.

    In some cases one sibling was accepted while another rejected, and people who previously held Founding Member status have since learned they no longer qualify.

    Now comes a case of twins receiving two different status results.

    Jerry Le Roux, who was born and raised in Newfoundland, moved to Ontario and filled out identical applications for himself, his son and two daughters. Le Roux told VOCM Backtalk with Pete Soucy the enrollment committee rejected one twin daughter and accepted the other.

    He says his son received 11 points, one twin received six points, the other twin received the full 13 points.

    Le Roux says not a single thing on each of their applications was different, except their names.

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