Future Metis Votes To Be Overseen By Neutral Party

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 13:51



Metis Nation – Saskatchewan president Robert Doucette is pleased Metis in the province have decided to have an independent third party oversee their elections from now on.


The measure was approved at the Metis Nation Legislative Assembly in Saskatoon earlier this week.


Doucette says there wasn’t much debate when the motion was brought forward, in light of how the 2007 MN-S election was conducted.


The MN-S also adopted a framework concerning the duty to consult issue.


Among other things, it empowers Metis leaders to develop and implement a litigation strategy if government and industry don’t consult Metis on any development.


Doucette says he just received a phone call this morning from Oilsands Quest indicating that CEO Christopher Hopkins is willing to have a meeting to discuss the oilsands exploration in the La Loche area.