Locked in a legal battle.
The Metis Metis (mē`tĭs), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter.
goddess of caution and discretion. [Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 242]
See : Prudence National Council (MNC MNC
See: Multinational corporation ) and the former lieutenant governor lieutenant governor
n. Abbr. Lt. Gov.
1. An elected official ranking just below the governor of a state in the United States.
2. The nonelective chief of government of a Canadian province. of Manitoba are going to court.
The MNC is suing Yvon Dumont for $47,000. The sum represents monies paid to Dumont while he was governor of the national council.
Dumont is the former president of the MNC (1988-1993), and the former president of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF See multimode fiber. ), serving from 1984 to 1993. Dumont served as lieutenant governor of the province from 1993 to 1999. He became governor of the MNC in 1999, but ran for MNC president in 2001 while still holding the position, a ceremonial, non-political, non-partisan office.
Jason Madden mad·den
v. mad·dened, mad·den·ing, mad·dens
1. To make angry; irritate.
2. To drive insane.
To become infuriated. , MNC legal council, said the position of governor was created with Dumont in mind after his term of lieutenant governor. Dumont accepted the position, but there were no written terms of reference Terms of reference allude to a mutual agreement under which a command, element, or unit exercises authority or undertakes specific missions or tasks relative to another command, element, or unit. Also called TORs. for the role.
Dumont lost the 2001 election and continued his duties as governor.
Madden claims that written terms of reference for the position of governor were then prepared by the MNC and Dumont. The lawsuit is based on Dumont's violation of an agreement not to run for any political office when he agreed to serve as governor, he said.
Madden provided Windspeaker with a copy of a letter written by Dumont dated Jan. 22, 2001 addressed to Gerald Morin, then-president of the MNC.
"Although acceptance of the offer as it stands means that I must remove myself from the possibility of holding office anywhere in the Metis Nation, I accept that this is not only reasonable, but that, in order to be effective and to have the appearance of being completely politically neutral in the position, it is necessary," wrote Dumont.
On Jan. 17, 2003 Dumont sent a letter to the MNC in which he resigned the position of governor of the MNC.
On Jan. 28, 2003, a list of candidates for the office of president of the MMF was released and Dumont's name was on the list.
Dumont subsequently lost the election to David Chartrand David Chartrand is a politician and aboriginal activist in Manitoba, Canada. He is the current leader of the Manitoba Métis Federation. He was born and raised in Duck Bay, Manitoba. and promptly launched a lawsuit contesting that result.
Dumont lost the legal action and Chartrand remained in office.
Madden contends that Dumont breached the terms of reference regarding the office of governor when he ran for office in the MMF election.
Dumont has filed a statement of defense in which he claims that no contract for employment or for services existed between him and the plaintiff.
Dumont also claims in his statement of defense that he had a verbal agreement with Morin allowing him to run for office in the Manitoba election.
Dumont supporters claim the MNC lawsuit is an attempt to discredit TO DISCREDIT, practice, evidence. To deprive one of credit or confidence.
2. In general, a party may discredit a witness called by the opposite party, who testifies against him, by proving that his character is such as not to entitle him to credit or Dumont before the upcoming MMF election in 2006.
Chartrand claims the suit has been in the works for some time, but that it was not going to proceed until the Dumont suit contesting the 2003 MMF election was decided.
Chartrand said the MMF also has legal action planned against Dumont after the MNC suit is decided.
By George Young George Young may refer to:
Windspeaker Staff Writer