Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Metis Nation-Saskatchewan to Hold General Election across Province on May 27

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Metis Nation-Saskatchewan to Hold General Election across Province on May 27

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Metis Nation-Saskatchewan sets May 27 vote

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SASKATOON - The Metis Nation-Saskatchewan has set May 27 as the date for its first election since September 2012.

Vice-president Gerald Morin says the council is looking forward to representing the people "as best as we can."

The election date was set after an application to halt a legislative assembly in Saskatoon was denied recently at Court of Queen's Bench in Prince Albert.

The application claimed that the terms for the council had expired six months ago, which would not give them the authority to schedule a legislative assembly.

However, Morin says the judge sided with the council on the basis that the Metis Nations-Saskatchewan could not be ungoverned.

The federal government held back funding in November 2014 after the MNS failed to set a date for a legislative assembly. …

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