Search on for Interim Metis President

Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 15:11



The president of a Metis local office in Prince Albert says a man from Northern Saskatchewan may be the best choice as interim president of the province’s Metis Nation.


Current MNS president Clem Chartier has been given 3 months to step down from his current duties, now that he’s been elected the new president of the Metis National Council.


Local 109 leader Merle Fiddler notes that someone is going to have to take over on an interim basis until next year’s MNS elections, and he feels Beauval resident Alec Maurice’s work on the Provincial Metis Council shouldn’t go unnoticed.


Fiddler says the MNS’s constitution doesn’t stipulate who is supposed to lead the organization once the president steps aside, so he thinks Maurice will be eligible.


He adds the MNS will be losing two key figures to retirement over the next six months, and Maurice would help smooth over that transition.