MNS Announces Election Plans

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 14:12



It appears the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan election dispute is far from settled.


The MNS has released its own plan for a new election this year — and there are some significant differences from an election strategy announced last week by an independent oversight committee.


The MNS wants to hold the election in August. The committee is recommending a June election.


The MNS says the election plan needs to be ratified by Metis local presidents at an April Metis Nation Legislative Assembly.


The committee says its plan needs approval from Metis citizens at a special general assembly in March.


The MNS says its plan is contingent on government funding for an MNLA — something the province and Ottawa have been reluctant to do.


The committee is proposing to oversee the new election — a sore point with MNS president Guy Bouvier.


Bouvier also isn’t happy the oversight committee got a jump on things last week before the MNS announced its intentions.