Submitted by: Joanne Meyer, MNO Director of Intergovernmental Relations

Premier Kathleen Wynne_Fort Frances
Métis Nation of Ontario Sunset Country Métis Council
citizens with Premier Kathleen Wynne. Front row: Nora
Klyne and Min Crowe. Back Row: Brady Hupet, MNO
Sunset Country Métis Council (SCMC)
Secretary/Treasurer; Roz Calder, MNO SCMC Chair; Kelly
Calder, MNO SCMC Women’s Representative; the
Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; Sarah
Marusyk, MNO SCMC Youth Representative; Karen
Chowman, MNO SCMC Councillor and Clint Calder, MNO
SCMC President. (Photo credit: Jenna Muirhead, Liberal
Caucus Service Bureau Photographer) Click here to view
a larger version.

On August 9, 2016, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens hosted a meet and greet with the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, in Fort Frances. Guests included the MNO Sunset Country Métis Council (SCMC), MNO staff, former MNO President Gary Lipinski as well as many MNO citizens.

During the evening, MNO citizens had the opportunity to meet Premier Wynne and discuss local topics of interest of Métis people in the area. Guests also enjoyed refreshments and Métis fiddle music. In remarks to the crowd, both Premier Wynne and Clint Calder, MNO SCMC President, emphasized the very positive relationship between Premier Wynne’s provincial government and the MNO.

Premier Wynne’s visit to Fort Frances is a part of her seven day tour of northern Ontario where she will listen to local ideas and highlight how the government is supporting economic growth and job creation in the north. One of Premier Wynne’s priorities remains discussing how the government can help ensure that people in every corner of Ontario prosper and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Published on: August 11, 2016