Metis National Council Election Postponed Again

Friday, October 13, 2006 at 14:36



The president of the Metis National Council has seen his term extended for another year.


The decision was made at a recent meeting of the executive council, according to an MNC spokesman.


Robert McDonald says Clem Chartier’s term was due to expire on October 24th, after an earlier MNC board decision pushed the vote from this past spring to the fall.


However, the national council does not want to hold a new vote until the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has had time to hold its election.


Currently, there is no fixed timeframe on when that will happen — although government officials have expressed hope it will happen next year.


McDonald says if a new vote in Saskatchewan hasn’t happened by October of 2007, Chartier will likely step down so that an interim leader can be appointed.