MNS Panning Commission Report Before Its Release

Friday, June 10, 2005 at 15:32



The Metis Electoral Reform Commission has yet to release its final report, but that’s not stopping the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan from criticizing its work.


The commission held consultation meetings with Metis citizens in several Saskatchewan communities earlier this year.


The MNS says the meetings were poorly attended, and therefore, the government can’t rely on the findings of the report to determine future Metis policy.


MNS president Dwayne Roth says the meetings in the North had an especially low turnout.


Roth also says Metis who supported the results of last year’s disputed election didn’t get as much opportunity to speak at these meetings as the dissidents did.