Premier Wynne_Minister Zimmer_Election
Premier Wynne, Minister Zimmer with President Froh and
other MNO leaders and staff at Queen’s Park prior to
passage of MNO Secretariat Act.(Left to right) Minister
Zimmer, MNO Intergovernmental Relations Director
Joanne Meyer, MNO Chair France Picotte, Premier Wynne,
past-MNO President Gary Lipinski and MNO President
Margaret Froh. Click here to view a larger version.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer released the following statement on May 12, 2016:

“On behalf of the Government of Ontario, we would like to extend our congratulations to Margaret Froh on her election as President of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Margaret Froh has spent her career working on behalf of Métis people, with a particular focus on legal and justice issues. With the election results, the Métis Nation of Ontario has recognized her leadership, vision and commitment to strengthening Métis communities across the province.

The Métis Nation of Ontario and the Government of Ontario have accomplished much in recent years, including the renewal of the Framework Agreement that sets out how we will work together to improve the well-being of Métis children, families and communities, and the incorporation of the Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat Act, 2015, which recognizes the Métis Nation of Ontario’s unique corporate structure within the existing provincial corporate law framework.

The Ontario government is committed to continuing to build a positive relationship with the Métis Nation of Ontario, and to working together in the spirit of mutual respect and collaboration. We look forward to working with Margaret Froh and wish her the best in this new role.”

Published on: May 13, 2016