Métis Nation of Ontario Senators

MNO Senators at the 2015 AGA. (Left to right) Back rowt: Blair Sterling  Terry Bloom,Carol Levis, John George, Romeo Sarrasin, Brian Gouliquer, Gary Laframboise, PatriciaDryden, Robert Lloyd. Middle row: Bill Morrison, Roland St. Germain, Larry Duval, Cecile Coutu, Constance Simmonds, Marlene Greenwood, Al Roussin. Front row: CecileWagar, Brenda Powley, Lois McCallum, Rene Gravelle, Reta Gordon, Joseph Poitras, Verna Porter-Brunelle, Dora McInnis, Audrey Vallee.

Senators have a special place in Métis culture, the Métis Nation of Ontario and in its governance structure. Highly respected for their knowledge, values, and experience.

Senators provide an elder’s presence at community events and meetings, and they help to keep Métis culture alive by sharing Métis traditions and ways of life. One Senator sits as a member of each Community Council and a total of four Senators, including one Executive Senator, sit on the PCMNO.

2016 Election

In accordance to the provisions on the MNO Electoral Code Part A, nominations are now being accepted from MNO Senators wishing to stand for election as one of the four Senators who sit on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO).

Current community council Senators as well as Senators currently serving on the PCMNO and any Senators who have previously held PCMNO Senator Positions and who are in attendance at the 2016 MNO Annual General Assembly (AGA) shall choose from among themselves the four Senators to sit on the PCMNO.

From among these four, one will be selected to become the Executive Senator who also sits on the PCMNO Executive Committee. Senators will be elected for a term of four years and only those Senators registered for the MNO 2016 AGA being held in North Bay may vote for those candidates nominated as a PCMNO Senator.

These ballot box elections will be held on August 26, 2016 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. during the Senators Annual Meeting. 

Click here to download a copy of the nomination form.

Nominations close August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Please send nominations to:

Glen Lipinski
500 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9G4
Fax: 613-722-4225

PCMNO Executive Senator

Reta Gordon

PCMNO Senators

Rene Gravelle

Verna Porter-Brunelle

Joseph Poitras

MNO Chartered Community Council Senators

MNO Atikokan and Area Métis Council – Senator Brian Gouliquer
MNO Chapleau Métis Council - Vacant
MNO Clear Waters Métis Council - Vacant
MNO Credit River Métis Council - Senator Bill Morrison
MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council - Senator Ray Bergie 
MNO Greenstone Métis Council - Senator Patsy Dryden
MNO Grand River Métis Council - Senator Carol Levis
MNO Great Lakes Métis Council – Interim Senator John Van Wyck
MNO High Land Waters Métis Council - Senator Robert Lloyd Sr.
MNO Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council - Senator Brenda Powley
MNO Kenora Métis Council - Senator Karen Cederwall
MNO Mattawa Métis Council - Senator Romeo Sarrazin
MNO Moon River Métis Council - Interim Senator Larry Duval
MNO Niagara Region Métis Council - Senator Gary Laframboise
MNO North Bay Métis Council - Senator Marlene Greenwood
MNO North Channel Métis Council - Senator Blair Sterling
MNO Northern Lights Métis Council - Senator Eugene Contant
MNO Northwest Métis Council - Senator Alphonse Roussin
MNO Oshawa and Durham Métis Council - Senator Cecile Wagar
MNO Ottawa Métis Regional Council - Senator Lois McCallum
MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council - Senator Terry Bloom
MNO Sudbury Métis Council -Senator Cecile Coutu
MNO Sunset Country Métis Council - Interim Senator John George
MNO Superior North Shore Métis Council – Vacant
MNO Temiskaming Métis Council – Vacant
MNO Thunder Bay Métis Council – Senator Bob McKay
MNO Timmins Métis Council – Senator Pierre Lefebvre
MNO Toronto-York Region Métis Council – Senator Constance Simmonds
MNO Windsor-Essex Métis Council – Interim Senator Wilf Rochon

Veterans Senator

Senator Dr. Alis Kennedy

Honourary Senators

Senator Gordon Calder
Senator Audrey Vallee
Senator Roland St.Germain
Senator Olivine Tiedema
Senator Ruth Wagner
Senator Gerry Bedford