Doucette Applauds Metis Electoral Reform Report

Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 14:42



The man who was initially declared president in last year’s Metis Nation of Saskatchewan election says he welcomes calls for a new election.


Robert Doucette says a report presented yesterday to the provincial government is full of good ideas — such as holding a new vote under independent supervision.


The report, which was compiled over the last few months by Metis citizens like Maria Campbell and Joe Daigneault, says electoral reform is badly needed to curb widespread disenfranchisement by Metis voters.


Doucette says he has no problem with the thought of government representatives helping grassroots Metis organize a new vote.


Doucette adds it only makes sense to team up with the government as they are the financial partners for the MNS.


Doucette says he still can’t believe final voting tallies for last year’s vote haven¹t even been released yet by election officials.