First Metis Consultation Meetings In The Books

Monday, February 14, 2005 at 14:09



Community Halls in La Ronge and Prince Albert were home to meetings over the weekend dealing with Metis electoral reform.


They marked the start of the provincial government’s consultation process designed to address controversy originating from last spring’s disputed Metis Nation of Saskatchewan election.


Five appointees from the six-member panel were on hand for the lively sessions.


They received dozens of complaints about the 2004 vote and heard many calls for an independent body to monitor elections.


Prince Albert Metis resident Warren Paul feels not enough security is in place during MNS elections and he wants to see that changed next time around.


Paul adds things were done differently in years past.


He says more people used to watch the ballot boxes when he was young, making for a more trustworthy vote.