Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy now Clem Chartier-David Chartrand?

STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE CHUCK STRAHL AND PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY ROD BRUINOOGE ON THE FUNDING SITUATION OF THE MÉTIS NATIONAL COUNCIL

Ottawa (Ontario) - October 24, 2007 - The Métis National Council was unable to elect a national president at its General Assembly on October 13-14, 2007.

As a result, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development cannot enter into any new funding arrangements with the Métis National Council until it is able to comply with the court order of electing a new national president.

However, in the meantime, the Department will continue to honour funding agreements that are near completion, and will work to finalize the reporting and accounting of these funding arrangements as soon as possible.

This is a difficult moment in the proud history of the Métis National Council. We urge the leadership to resolve these internal matters for the benefit of the broader Métis community.

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