At the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) meeting on November 18, 2019, Region 4 PCMNO Councillor Ernest Gatien submitted his resignation from the PCMNO, effective December 31, 2019. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) wishes to acknowledge Ernie for his contributions and years of service to MNO citizens from Region 4 and across Ontario.

Ernie was served on the PCMNO as Region 4 Councillor since 2012 and has served on several PCMNO committees. He has been a strong advocate for advancing the interests and aspirations of MNO Citizens in Region 4 who have noted Ernie’s generosity with his time and knowledge.

Ernie was the recipient of the 2015 Suzanne-Rochon Burnett Volunteer of the Year Award and also acted as an Assistant Captain of the Hunt for before being acclaimed to the PCMNO in 2012.

In Ernie’s own words “It is time for me to leave and take some time to enjoy my second retirement, my family, trapping and motorcycle riding.” MNO extends sincere thanks to Ernie for his service and wishes him the best.