MNO Starts Province-Wide Community Consultations

Over 150 Citizens participate in first set of meetings MNO President Gary Lipinski (standing) and MNO Chair France Picotte at the Community Consultation Meeting heldin Mississauga on October 31, 2010.Ottawa, November 2, 2010—This weekend the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) held the first of our province-wide community consultations to update our citizens on progress being

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Senator Gilbert Gervais passes

Senator Gilbert Gervais, 1928-2010 Of late, I have been delivering far too much sad news. Even while our MNO Family is in mourning for Todd Saulnier, the husband of Pauline Saulnier, Jaye Peterson Wass, the daughter-in-law of JoAnne Wass and Senator Helen Bradley, we learned on Saturday of the passing of Senator Gilbert Gervais. Senator

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MNO participates in the founding of the Women of the Métis Nation

MNO well-represented at Métis Women’s Assembly MNO Delegates at the Women of the Métis Nation (WMN) Assembly with newly-elected WMN President Melanie Omeniho: (left to right – standing) Lisa Pigeau, Patricia Lejour, Sharon McBride, Phoebe Mandry, Pearl Gabona, Brenda Powley, Colette Srovy, Barbaranne Wright, Pat Taylor, Lynn Pantuso, (sitting) President Melanie Omeniho.Ten women, representing the

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Senator Helen Bradley Passes

Senator Helen Bradley, 1934-2010 Even as the Métis Nation of Ontario mourns the loss of Todd Saulnier, the husband of Region 7 PCMNO Councillor Pauline Saulnier, we have learned of the passing of Helen Bradley, Senator for the Georgian Bay Métis Council. Senator Bradley was well-known and well-loved throughout the Métis Nation. I am very

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Advancing Métis Issues by Working Together

MNO position raised in House of Commons Another example of the effectiveness of the MNO’s efforts to advance Métis issues was recently demonstrated in the House of Commons. At the 2010 Annual General Meeting, MNO citizens passed a motion calling on the federal government to reverse its plans to eliminate the mandatory long-form census. Community

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Senators Helen Bradley and Raymond Sylvest Honoured

By Hank Rowlinson, Manager of Community Relations (Left to right) Senator Helen Bradley, Dora MacInnis, Treasurer of GBMC, Allen Vallee, President of GBMC,Patricia Taylor, Women Representative for GBMC, John Paradis, Councillor for the GBMC, Brenda Laurin, Chair of the GBMC and Raymond SylvestOn September 19, 2010, the Georgian Bay Métis Council (GBMC) celebrated Powley Day

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Métis Rendezvous 2010 a Major Success

By Louise Goulding The Lefebvre Family from Lafontaine Senator Verna Porter (left) of the Moon River Métis Council and Pearl Gabona of the Oshawa Métis Council demonstrating bannock making (left) Rachelle Brunelle of the Georgian Bay Métis Council and Lisa McCron of the Moon River Métis Council. (right) MNO President Gary Lipinski. Métis Rendezvous 2010

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MNO signs agreement with Central East LHIN

An Afternoon of Celebration By Natalie Lloyd, Health Branch Supervisor Natalie Lloyd (seated on left) signs the Central East LHIN Terms of Reference on behalf of the MNO. Signing with Natalie is Deborah Hammons, CEO of the CE LHIN. Standing on the left is Foster Loucks, Chair of the CE LHIN who also signed the

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