Metis Watching For Tory Promises To Materialize

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 13:08



A national Aboriginal leader is pleased with northern Saskatchewan’s high voter turnout in Monday’s federal election.


Voter turnout in the Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River riding was roughly 25 per cent more than the turnout in the 2004 election.


Clem Chartier, president of the Metis National Council, says it’s good to see so many First Nations and Metis people voting federally.


Chartier says he’s disappointed Paul Martin’s party did not get in again, but he is encouraged by the fact the Tories will be forced to govern with the assistance of other parties.


Chartier says he will also be watching to make sure the Conservatives come through with promised compensation for Metis war veterans, as well as survivors of the Ile-a-la-Crosse boarding school.