AFN Quebec regional Chief Ghislain Picard during a press conference on July 15.    –Photo by APTN/Tim Fontaine

AFN Quebec regional Chief Ghislain Picard during a press conference on July 15. –Photo by APTN/Tim Fontaine

By Tim Fontaine
APTN National News
HALIFAX–The Assembly of First Nations has a temporary leader until the election for a new national chief is held this coming December in Winnipeg.

At their annual general assembly in Halifax, Chiefs chose Ghislain Picard as the interim national chief. Picard is an AFN regional chief from Quebec who had been serving as the national spokesperson for the organization since former National Chief Shawn Atleo’s unprecedented resignation in May.

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