Criminal Charge Sparks More Calls For New MNS Vote

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 17:29



Now that a criminal charge has been laid in connection to last year’s Metis Nation of Saskatchewan election, there are renewed calls to hold a new vote.


It’s believed to be the first time someone has been charged in connection to any Metis election in Canada.


MNS president Dwayne Roth says there’s no reason to panic, since the charge has yet to be proven in court.


He also says he’s not opposed to a new election, but that’s a decision for the Metis Nation Legislative Assembly in November.


However, Roth’s critics don’t trust the MNLA to make an unbiased decision.


Doucette says Roth and the rest of the MNS executive should step aside immediately.


He says if Roth continues to occupy the organization’s headquarters in Saskatoon, legal action is likely the only option left for dissidents.


Doucette says physical confrontation is not an option.