MNS Abandons Protest Plans Timed For Queen’s Visit
Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 15:22
The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has called off its planned protest during the Queen’s visit next week.
MNS president Dwayne Roth had promised to present the Queen with a notice of rent arrears for decades of back rent the MNS says it is owed by the Crown for occupation of traditional Metis territory.
There was some question as to whether Roth and his supporters would be able to get anywhere close to the Queen during her visit to the province, but Roth says the protest has been moved elsewhere because the public’s attention on May 19th will be on federal politics and the budget vote in the House of Commons.
He says the protest will now take place in front of the NDP government’s cabinet office in Saskatoon.