Steve Diamond is the new Chief of Waskaganish after beating out Simeon Trapper in the special election held November 19.

Diamond received 372 votes, with Trapper receiving 133. Five ballots were rejected.

Waskaganish expects to set an election date for Deputy Chief soon, as Diamond vacated his former post as the second-in-command after winning the election for Chief.

The election for council chief was made necessary when Gordon Blueboy abruptly resigned as Chief in September, after serving only one month of a four-year term.