Metis Agency Under the Microscope

Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 13:54



An interim board of directors has been assembled to run the Metis Addiction Council of Saskatchewan.


The previous board resigned yesterday over allegations that agency money was spent inappropriately.


The provincial government had issued an ultimatum to the previous board to resign immediately or risk losing the 2.4 million dollars it receives each year in provincial funding.


Interim Metis Nation of Saskatchewan president Lorna Docken says the board members resigned very reluctantly, and feel they are being portrayed unfairly.


In their letter of resignation, the previous board members say they did nothing wrong.


A former mayor of Buffalo Narrows is one of the people that’s been appointed to the interim MACSI board.


Ray Laliberte is one of two representative appointed by the MNS — the other two positions were filled by the provincial government.


Laliberte says he and the other people on the board owe it to Metis citizens and to the rest of Saskatchewan’s taxpayers to find out if there has been any wrongdoing.


Laliberte says if there was any wrongdoing, it can’t be allowed to continue.