The kettle calling the pot black!
President Chartrand is hardly a Rhodes Scholar. In fact, during a candidates debate held at Winnipeg's College Universitaire De Saint Boniface a couple elections ago when asked about his education, he replied he has grade 8 but doesn't need more. This fellow really is condescending.
The following was written by Metis Mama (www.metisbarefacts.blogspot.com) and posted on www.derrylsanderson.blogspot.com.
Can David Chartrand turn on a computer so he can look at pictures or must one of his staff do it? Does he even know what a Rhodes Scholar is or looks like. NO! NO! NO! Not him - the good looking one on the left!
Clare L. Pieuk
Dear MMF Board:
At the Assembly in Ottawa we understand that several candidates indicated that none of you could be contacted - because David advised you don't use computers and don't have emails. The candidates were told that literacy may be an issue for all of you - so if there is information for you he will censor and screen it - to ensure you are capable of reading the big words. He also advised that he had to tell you all to mark the second box down on the ballot because you were unable to think for yourselves and make a choice based on your thought process.
In addition, he apparently asked you at the Manitoba Board Meeting if you look at the blogs. The majority would not admit to ever seeing any. So when we write this letter to you we are hoping that you have relatives who will share the letter. Now did you know how great, vast and wealthy you all are? You now not only pay the MMF President's salary but you also pay the President of Metis National Council, Clem Chartier his. Now please remember with employee benefits it is a mere $200,000 per year because of his travel needs, apartment and $129/day living allowance. But hey that is good because you voted for him - so I guess rightfully so - you pay him.
But there are a few other little things that you should know - you also must pay all his staff too. See there is no money at MNC and it may be that once the forensic audit is done - there just may not be any.
Now truthfully you good little David puppets - "Do not ask too many questions because he will tell what he knows about each of you and he has paid dearly for your loyalty." Now true enough he may not have given you as much as Clem is getting but you just should understand.
In addition, it is important that even though every other Metis elected leader from every other Board is a paid salary position and Manitoba Board is not paid - just the Vice Presidents are - should not be a concern to you - because that is what David has told you is your commitment to the Nation. Your taking one for democracy or was that the watershed - I am not sure?
Have you ever wondered why none of you Board Members are asked to sit on the Finance Committee where you get paid a $300/day honorarium? Maybe it is because he has other friends he has to pay off for their loyalty.
Well I only hope he will give you enough to take a trip to the library so you can read the blogs for yourself or at least have a friend read it for you. Happy spending David - enjoy it while you can!