Doucette Taking Calm Approach to Election Appeal

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 15:00



The man who was declared president of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan last Thursday only to be removed later that night says he won’t panic over the recent setback.


Robert Doucette says he has retained legal counsel and will appeal the Metis Election Commission’s decision to overturn his victory last week.


Doucette admits it has been a frustrating time, but is not giving up hope he will still be declared president.


Under the rules of the election, Doucette has 14 days to launch an appeal after the election results are made official and he says he will begin that process sometime this week.


He also says he is overwhelmed by the amount of support he has received.


Protesters staged several rallies in Saskatoon yesterday to support Doucette in his bid to reclaim the MNS presidency.