Prince Albert MP Slams Metis Hunting Ruling

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 16:11




At least one MP in the province is upset with last week’s court decision that recognized Metis hunting rights in Sault Ste. Marie.


The Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, Brian Fitzpatrick, says the ruling is yet another example of how the Supreme Court of Canada is meddling with laws that should be left up to Parliament.


He says the will of the majority is constantly being undermined by appointee judges and feels it’s something that goes against the common good.


Fitzpatrick says the Powley decision could make a web of new laws that don’t create a level playing field.


Fitzpatrick says there was a recent problem in the Nipawin area with some hunters receiving cards who shouldn’t have qualified. He says messes like this are what he’d like to see avoided.