MNS Election Forgery Case Adjourned To February

Monday, August 22, 2005 at 15:05



A Metis Nation of Saskatchewan area director accused of forgery in last year’s Metis election has had his case adjourned to next year.


Henry Cummings — accompanied by his wife, MNS senator Nora Ritchie-Cummings –appeared before a provincial court judge in North Battleford this morning to make his request on how he wants to be tried.


According to the judge, Cummings had attempted to work the matter out through a conference call last Friday, but was told he would still have to appear in court in person this morning.


Eventually, the judge granted Cummings’ request to be tried by judge alone and scheduled his preliminary hearing on February 1st and 2nd.


Outside the courthouse, several Metis from Prince Albert and Saskatoon complained that Cummings’ legal proceedings were taking too long.


A few of them also questioned why there aren’t more people facing charges.