Ontario Superior Court Orders a Stop to MNC Board Actions
September 07, 2007
WINNIPEG – Yesterday, in an Ottawa Courtroom, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and Metis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier were successful in obtaining a Court Order bringing to a halt the actions of some members of the Board of Governors.
A court injunction had been sought after there were attempts by members of the Board of Governors to unconstitutionally remove MNC President Chartier, subsequently bringing the accountability, credibility, and reputation of the MNC into question.
The Court Order includes the direction that the MNC will not act on any decision, made or given since July 31st 2007 by the MNC Board of Governors, or the MNC Cabinet, until a further Order is given by the court.The Order also includes terms that there is to be no meetings of the MNC Board of Governors or the MNC Cabinet, or any MNC business conducted by either, nor will there be a MNC General Assembly, until further order by the Court.
The Chief Administrative Officer will run the day-to-day operations of the MNC while the MNC is under Court Order. A trial date is to be set on an emergency basis, the week of September 10th, if possible, due to the urgency of this matter.
“This Court Order is an important step towards resolving this issue. We are moving quickly to protect the democratic integrity of the MNC,” explained President Chartrand. “Restoring stability and respect for the constitution of the MNC are priorities in healing this wound suffered in the attack against our People’s Government.”
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Nicole Leclair, Director of Communications
Phone: 586-8474 ext. 374 Cell: 232-5737 email: [email protected]
Cara Lytwyn, Communications Assistant
Phone: 586-8474 ext.217 Cell: 793-8781 email: [email protected]