Pallister Using the Metis as a Political Tool

March 27, 2018

Winnipeg, MB – Yesterday, Premier Pallister circulated emails across the Province, using an open attack on the Metis for political gain. The email mirrored his opinion editorial, which was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 24, and included a number of fallacies and outright lies. He simultaneously claims to advocate for the Metis while also calling down the Metis government which represents them. The email closes with the option to donate to the progressive conservative party.

“I cannot believe that the Premier would stoop this low, but then again nothing should surprise us Manitobans anymore,” said David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Metis Federation. “This is one of the most dishonourable things a ‘leader’ can do. I am disgusted that he would use our Citizens and the Hydro board resignations for his own political gain.”

The email was circulated to an undisclosed number of recipients, including one of the MMF’s own Ministers.

“Imagine our surprise when one of our own Ministers received this email,” said President Chartrand. “The Premier should check his email list a little more closely next time. Our Manitoba Metis Government is beyond offended by the Premier’s recent actions.”


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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

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Lindsay Ridgley

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Manitoba Metis Federation
Phone: (204) 586-8474
Cell: (204) 806-4752


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