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Metis Struggle for Justice Continues

by NationTalk on February 16, 20081217 Views

Metis Submit Notice of Appeal to Court

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Feb. 15, 2008) – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is pleased to announce that this morning the MMF submitted the Notice of Appeal in MMF v. A.G. Canada and A.G. Manitoba to Manitoba’s Court of Appeal. In the Notice, the MMF has outlined the grounds for appeal stating that the trial judge, Justice MacInnes, made 27 errors in his previous judgment made on December 07, 2007.”Metis, and indeed Manitobans from all walks of life throughout our province, are flying the Metis Infinity Flag and celebrating Louis Riel Day,” said MMF President David Chartrand. “Our neighbours and friends are giving us their full support knowing there were historical injustices committed against the Metis People.”

“We are enthusiastic and convinced that these historic grievances will be resolved in the higher courts,” said President Chartrand. “We will be waiting for a court date to continue our struggle for justice,”

“It is ironic,” President Chartrand went on to say. “Louis Riel might be looking down today upon these events and also see the irony. At the time a new holiday is being celebrated in his name, his people are still struggling in the courts to protect the rights for which he gave his life.”

For more information, please contact

The Manitoba Metis Federation
Nicole Leclair
Director of Communications
(204) 586-8474 ext. 374 or Cell: (403) 232-5737
Email: nleclair@mmf.mb.ca

or

The Manitoba Metis Federation
Cara Lytwyn
Communications Assistant
(204) 586-8474 ext. 217 or Cell: (204) 793-8781
Email: clytwyn@mmf.mb.ca
Website: www.mmf.mb.ca

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