MNS Treasurer Candidate Hoping to Make History

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 12:51



A candidate running for Metis Nation of Saskatchewan provincial treasurer hopes to become the first woman elected to that position.


The MNS holds its elections next week, and Shirley Arcand is hoping to replace long-time treasurer Allan Morin, who’s not running this time around.


Arcand feels her background in business management and her desire to restore the pride in the MNS makes her an ideal candidate for the organization’s executive.


She believes many Metis citizens have been disillusioned by the recent spending scandals at METSI and MACSI, and says, if she’s elected, she won’t allow the MNS to take the financial hit for any spending irregularities by MACSI, since it has an independent board.


Arcand also feels the key to securing more government funding for the organization is to prove to both levels of government that the MNS is willing to be accountable.


Arcand is up against 3 challengers for the MNS treasurer position — Gabe Lafond, Ray Laliberte and Allan Merasty


The MNS elections will take place on May 26th.