MétisMétis National Council takes former president, Manitoba Métis to court


Published January 28, 2022 at 3:52 pm

The Métis National Council has filed a lawsuit against its former president and the Manitoba Métis Federation alleging financial irregularities and questionable contracts. 

President Cassidy Caron says a full review of the organization following her election last year found concerning financial practices by the council’s former leadership.

A statement of claim, filed in the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario on Thursday, names Clement Chartier, who was president from 2003 until Caron’s election last year.

It also names the Manitoba Métis Federation and its president, David Chartrand, who served as vice-president of the national council under Chartier.

Chartrand says there is no basis to the allegations and he is assuring that no money has ever been missing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, 2022. 

The Canadian Press

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