PCMNO appointed David Dusome as
Region 7 PCMNO Councilor at its
meeting on Jan. 13.

David Dusome will represent Region 7 on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO).

The announcement comes after Dusome, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council President, was appointed during a secret ballot vote at the PCMNO meeting on Jan. 13.

“I love the Métis and I’m passionate about moving forward the needs of Region 7 and moving forward all our regions together,” Dusome said. “I love what we stand for and I’m looking forward to working with the PCMNO and our Senators and pushing the good work of the MNO forward.”

Dusome has been involved with the MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council since 2007, first as treasurer.

Late last year, on Nov. 15, past Region 7 Councillor Pauline Richardson resigned from her position. Her resignation began the process to fill the vacancy on the PCMNO following the MNO Bylaws.

“If any vacancy occurs the PCMNO may appoint as a replacement a citizen of the MNO, and that person shall hold office until the next election.”

The PCMNO announced that MNO citizens wishing to fill the position should make their intentions known by submitting a short letter and current resumé. Applications for the position were accepted until Jan. 4.

The Region 7 MNO citizens that expressed their interest were reviewed by PCMNO at their meeting on Jan. 13, in Toronto.

“On behalf of the PCMNO, I want to congratulate David on his appointment. We look forward to working with him to better the lives of MNO citizens and communities and know he’ll be a strong advocate for MNO citizens in Region 7,” stated MNO President Margaret Froh. “David joins the PCMNO during an exciting time as we are making unprecedented steps toward self-government and the recognition of Métis rights. With all of his experience with the MNO, I’m confident David will be an excellent addition to the PCMNO.”

Dusome will serve as Regional Councilor until the MNO election in 2020.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2019