Doucette’s Election Win Made Official

Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 13:56



Robert Doucette is the new president of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, according to official election results released today.


The MNS announced Doucette’s win this morning at a news conference at the MNS headquarters in Saskatoon.


Elections officials say Doucette defeated his nearest rival, Dwayne Roth, by 92 votes.


In preliminary results released shortly after the May 26th election, Doucette’s margin of victory was 118 votes.


Roth says he will appeal the results.


Under MNS election guidelines, candidates have 30 days to file an appeal.


Appeals are heard by members of the MNS Senate.


In 2001, Doucette thought he had won the election for MNS vice president, but the Senate ruled the results were tainted by ineligible voters. Several ballot boxes were thrown out, and Doucette ended up losing the election to Lorna Docken.


Joining Doucette on the MNS executive are new vice president Guy Bouvier, new provincial treasurer Ray Laliberte and new provincial secretary Ralph Kennedy.


Meanwhile, all the candidates that were initially declared the winners in the area director races in northern Saskatchewan had their wins made official this morning.