Chartier Challenged To Sever Ties With MNS

Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 15:12



Metis National Council president Clem Chartier is being asked to clearly state his position on the political turmoil at the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan.


A rival of MNS president Dwayne Roth says Chartier has remained silent for far too long on this issue.


Robert Doucette says now that a criminal charge of forgery has been laid in relation to last year’s Metis election, Chartier and the MNC should sever ties with the MNS or resign.


Chartier hasn’t been immediately available for comment.


However, a few months ago, he did state that the MNC couldn’t take a position on political disputes involving provincial Metis bodies.


At this spring’s MNC national assembly, the council passed a resolution to help the MNS in its efforts to get its federal funding restored.