Submitted by: Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans’ Council President

MNO Veterans Council_Dave Levac
(L-R) Guy Mandeville C.D., MNO Veterans’ Council Chair;
Dr. Alis Kennedy, O.Ont., C.D., O.M.C., MNO Veterans’
Council Senator; the Honourable Dave Levac, Official
Speaker of the Ontario Legislature and MPP for Brant;
and, Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans’ Council President.
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Representatives of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council recently met with the Honourable Dave Levac, the Official Speaker of the Ontario Legislature, MPP for Brant and a proud Métis.

During their visit, the MNO Veterans’ Council presented Speaker Levac with the MNO Veterans’ book―Fighting for Canada before there was a Canada: Ontario Métis Veterans Pass the Torch―as a way of thanking him for his support of this project. Speaker Levac provided a formal letter of endorsement which was published with the book in 2015.

Following the presentation, the MNO Veterans’ Council were honoured to be invited by Speaker Levac for lunch in the Speaker’s Suite. Conversation over their meal included the positive impact that the MNO Veterans’ Council have made over the years and will continue to make moving forward. It was also discovered that Speaker Levac and members of the MNO Veterans’ Council share some of the same ancestors going back to the 1600s. It was a very exciting end to a wonderful visit!

Published on: November 22, 2016