Margaret Froh Acclaimed as MNO President

May 6, 2024 (Ottawa, ON) — Running on a platform of rights, results, and community, Margaret Froh has been acclaimed for her third term as President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). With President Froh’s acclamation, the citizens of the MNO have reaffirmed their confidence in her leadership, granting her a clear mandate to continue the fight and uphold the collective goals of the historic Métis communities represented by the MNO.

Along with President Froh, many in provincial and regional leadership representing the rights and interests of communities and citizens throughout Ontario were also acclaimed. This election demonstrated the communities’ support for maintaining the current direction of the MNO.

During her first term, President Froh and the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) secured the ground-breaking Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreement that set a new government-to-government relationship between Canada and MNO.

During her second term, the MNO and Canada signed the 2023 Métis Self-Government Agreement, which commits Canada to reach a self-government treaty with the MNO within two years. President Froh also oversaw the MNO’s Special General Assembly, which voted overwhelmingly in favour of ensuring the MNO exclusively represents verifiable, rights-bearing Métis citizens.

“I am incredibly honoured and humbled to receive this third mandate. Congratulations to the newly elected and returning members of the PCMNO. I look forward to working with each of you, along with our elected community councils and citizens to continue our important work,” stated President Froh.

“I also want to express heartfelt gratitude to those PCMNO members who will not be returning for their years of service. Your contributions have been invaluable on our path towards self-government. We owe much of our progress to your efforts. Additionally, I extend my appreciation to all who put their names forward as candidates, ensuring the success of our democracy. Thank you for your commitment to the MNO.”

“The MNO has accomplished so much over the last 31 years, but we have much left to do. Together, we will continue our collective fight for Métis rights, uphold and advance the MNO Statement of Prime Purpose, and strive to build a bright future for our generations to come.”

See the full 2024 MNO Election results here.

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