Metis Approve of Supreme Court Appointee

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 15:04



Metis National Council president Clem Chartier is happy with at least one of today’s appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada.


Chartier says Rosalie Abella was one of the three Ontario Court of Appeal justices that ruled in favour of the Metis in the Powley case.


That decision was ultimately challenged at the Supreme Court level, which eventually issued a landmark ruling on Metis hunting rights.


Chartier says it’s good to know at least one of the new appointees to the high court has experience dealing with Metis issues.


Another Ontario Court of Appeal justice, Louise Charron, was also appointed to the high court today.