MNO 2014 AGA Resolutions

The 2010 MNO Annual General Assembly (“AGA”) passed a unanimous resolution (AGA-RES10-02) that all future resolutions brought to MNO AGAs that propose to change the MNO’s governance structures, policies or bylaws must be provided to MNO citizens for review thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the AGA.

The intent of this resolution was to provide all MNO citizens with the opportunity to review, consider and investigate important resolutions prior to an AGA, rather than having significant resolutions being put to the MNO AGA with no advance notice to all MNO citizens, and the MNO as a whole.

In order to implement this resolution, MNO Policy #2011-002 was adopted by the 2011 MNO AGA and has been amended by subsequent AGAs. This Policy sets out a formal process through which all MNO citizens can submit “special business resolutions” to be considered by the 2014 MNO AGA. A copy of the current version of this Policy is attached to this memo.

It should be noted that “special business resolutions” are only those resolutions that propose to change the MNO’s foundational principles, by-laws or policies that have been previously adopted by a general assembly. All MNO citizens attending AGAs can still bring forward other non-special business resolutions to the AGA (i.e., policy directions for the MNO, statements of support for specific initiatives, etc.) without having to comply with the thirty (30) day notice requirement.

This memo is formal notice to all MNO citizens wanting to put forward special business resolutions at the 2014 MNO AGA that they must submit these resolutions to the MNO on or before Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. It is important to also note that in order for any special business resolution to be considered by the 2014 MNO AGA, they must comply with the attached Policy.

All special business resolutions received on or prior to the July 11th deadline will then be posted to the MNO website and circulated to PCMNO and Community Councils on or before July 15th, 2015 (i.e., in order to comply with the 30 days notice requirement).

All special business resolutions must be received by fax, mail, courier or email to the attention of France Picotte, MNO Chair, at the contact information below on or before 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 11th, 2014. No late submissions will be posted or considered by the upcoming MNO AGA. Please send special business resolutions to:

Métis Nation of Ontario
500 Old St. Patrick Road, Unit 3
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9G4
Fax: 613-725-4225
Attention: France Picotte, MNO Chair

For ease of reference, the following provides an overview of the relevant dates for special business resolutions this year.


May 27, 2014

Formal Call for Special Business Resolutions Issued

July 11, 2014

Deadline for Receipt of Special Business Resolutions at the MNO Head Office to the attention of France Picotte, MNO Chair

July 15, 2014

Posting of Received Special Business Resolutions on MNO website and circulation to PCMNO and Community Councils

August 23, 2014

Start of 2014 MNO Annual General Assembly

Click here to view MNO Policy #2011-002: Process for Conducting Special Business at a General Assembly.

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