Merasty Leaving PAGC In Good Shape

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 13:47



Outgoing Prince Albert Grand Council chief Gary Merasty says the grand council’s economic footing is very secure as he prepares to leave the organization.


Merasty says when he started, PAGC’s economic development arm had interests worth $5 million — he claims it’s now $40 million.


Merasty notes the position he’s leaving carries a fair amount of influence, and is not suprised six people are running for the right to succeed him.


He also maintains that no matter who wins today’s vote, the organization will be in good hands.


However, Merasty hopes the education foundation at the grand council is preserved in a careful manner.


He says he doesn’t want to see northern Saskatchewan’s economic advantage — mobilizing youth — disappear.