MNS Election Forgery Case Adjourned To January

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 13:32



A judge in North Battleford has granted a lawyer more time to defend a prominent Metis politician on a charge of election forgery.


The lawyer for Ralph Kennedy, the former provincial secretary of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, says it will take weeks to go through the 2,600 pages of evidence that have been presented against his client by the Crown.


Kennedy made a court appearance this morning on a charge of forgery in connection to last year’s Metis Nation of Saskatchewan election.


The judge adjourned the case to January 11th.


Speaking outside the courthouse, Kennedy said it appeared prosecutors were out to “break” him financially, because of all the legal costs that will be incurred when his lawyer reviews the evidence.