McGuinty(Left to Right) President Gary Lipinski and MNO Chair France Picotte with
Premier Dalton McGuinty in late 2010

(Ottawa – October 7, 2011) — Reflecting on the results of last night’s election, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Gary Lipinski extended the heartiest of congratulations to Dalton McGuinty, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horvath for their hard fought campaigns and for the success achieved by each of their parties. “We are looking forward to building on our relationships with all parties represented in the Provincial Parliament but we are particularly delighted to be continuing the positive momentum, which has been the hallmark of MNO’s relationship with the Liberal government over the last few years,” said President Lipinski.

Lipinski also stated: “In the next several years the MNO expects to move forward with the McGuinty government, building on our historic framework agreement, which sets out our mutual goals of enhancing the well-being of Métis individuals, families and communities, promoting economic development and facilitating the full and proper recognition of Métis in Ontario. We are proud of our contributions to the building of this Province, and look forward to an inclusive Ontario that going forward has a place for everyone.