Métis Nation British Columbia Leave of Absence
Please be advised that the MNBC Board of Directors met this past weekend with the majority of the Métis Chartered Community leaders in British Columbia to discuss the current Métis National Council (MNC) developments.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Métis National Council (MNC)
Suite 201, 350 Sparks Street
Re: Métis National Council Board of Governor Meeting April 29th and 30th, 2008
Dear MNC President Chartier,
I am writing to provide further clarification in relation to the current Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) leave of absence notification provided on March 3rd, 2008.MNBC leadership remains adamant that MNBC will not participate at the MNC Board of Governors or any of the various MNC committees’ until the issues identified in MNBC correspondences dated March 3rd and March 10th, 2008 are fully addressed in writing. MNC responses in March dated March 19th and March 28th, 2008 did not clarify the MNBC governance and administrative concerns.
Therefore MNBC continues to seek clarification in writing regarding the original six issues:
1. MNBC remains concerned regarding the corporate stability and lack of transparency related to the financial affairs of the Métis National Council Secretariat Inc. MNBC raised considerable dissatisfaction with the 2006-2007 MNC Secretariat Inc. Financial Statements in November 2007 by submitting two official MNBC communications dated November 1st, 2007 and November 15th, 2007. MNBC did not receive full disclosure or transparency regarding the questions identified in the MNBC correspondences. The MNBC letters in November raised serious questions in relation to possible MNC overpayments. MNBC has been made aware of possible overpayments regarding MNC expenditures and there has been no clear answers or clarification from the MNC. As a non-founding member MNBC is requesting you as the President to clarify whether or not there are any overpayments regarding any of the funding administered by the MNC. MNBC is requesting a response in writing and if there are any overpayments, MNBC is seeking clarification on the amounts in question and the Contribution Agreements affected.
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