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In order to help his community with its crushing debt and many financial struggles, Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon of the Elected Council of Kanesatake is refusing to accept his salary.
Simon is a successful businessman, and he says that this “small step” is about the principle of working for the people of Kanesatake, and not the government.
Kanesatake has a debt burden of three million dollars, and the community’s housing, health, and education are all struggling under the load.
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