Roth MNS Election Victory Upheld

Monday, September 13, 2004 at 15:52



The Metis Elections Commission has announced the results of the recent appeals into the controversial Metis Nation of Saskatchewan election.


The Metis senators that sit on the commission have ruled that Dwayne Roth is still the president of the organization.


Roth is hoping Metis in this province will be able to put the election controversy behind them and focus on unity.


However, Ile-a-la-Crosse mayor Max Morin is not optimistic that will happen, and is worried those that appealed the results will now take court action.


Meanwhile, the election wins of fellow MNS executive members Guy Bouvier, Ray Laliberte and Ralph Kennedy have also been upheld.


However, there are a couple of area directors that have had their election wins overturned.


Leonard Montgrand is no longer recognized as the area director in Northern Region 2 — that title now belongs to Philip Chartier.


And in Western Region 2A, Henry Cummings is the new area director — not Victoria Polsfut, who was initially declared the winner.


The elections commission has not explained its rationale for the decisions, but commission lawyer Clark McKay says written decisions should be ready by the end of the week.