MNC President Election Postponed To The Fall

Monday, March 20, 2006 at 14:36



It looks like developments at the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan have affected when the national Metis organization will have its election for president.


The Metis National Council says the recent news that the MNS plans to hold an election on October 21st is one of the reasons why the MNC will now hold its vote in the fall, as well.


The election for MNC president had been scheduled to take place on April 2nd in Winnipeg during the council’s general assembly.


But MNC president Clem Chartier says whoever is going to lead the national body for the next three years needs a strong mandate, and that will be accomplished by waiting for provincial Metis organizations to hold their votes.


As it turns out, the Manitoba Metis Federation plans to hold its election in the next few months.


MNC bylaws stipulate the national election must be held before the end of October. That’s when Chartier’s three-year term expires.