Metis Leader Has High Hopes For National Assembly

Friday, February 22, 2008 at 15:03



The president of Metis Nation – Saskatchewan says he hopes this weekend’s national Metis assembly can heal rifts between the provincial bodies.


Robert Doucette is trying to be optimistic as he prepares to fly out on the eve of the event in Ottawa.


At least four men have thrown their hats into the ring for the president’s position — including former president Clem Chartier, B.C. leader Bruce Dumout, Ontario leader Tony Belcourt and Saskatchewan’s Rick Laliberte.


Doucette says he will vote for the man who can do the best job of bringing the Metis Nation together.