OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Liberal Party selected
Kathleen Wynne as its new Leader. "On behalf of the Métis Nation of
Ontario (MNO)," stated MNO President Gary Lipinski, "I would like to
congratulate Premier-elect Wynne and I look forward continuing to work
with the Ontario government on our many areas of mutual interest."
"The MNO built its positive relations with the government of Ontario
under Premier McGuinty," explained President Lipinski, "through the
MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement, signed in 2008. It proved to be a
solid foundation for cooperation between our two governments and
resulted in the advancement of Métis rights as well as achievements in
a whole range of other areas including education, health, jobs creation
and economic development."
"We enjoyed a strong working relationship with Premier-elect Wynne, both
when she was Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and when she was Minister
of Education," stated President Lipinski. "Collectively, we were able
to advance many important issues. We look forward to continuing that
type of productive relationship, including building on the commitments
in the MNO-Ontario Framework Agreement."
"We will be looking for Premier-elect Wynne to continue advancing the
agenda outlined in the MNO-Ontario Framework agreement," stated
President Lipinski. "Among our key priorities are insuring Métis youth
have every opportunity to attain their professional and career goals
and legislation that would recognize Ontario's Métis and the MNO's
"We look forward to engaging with Premier-elect Wynne. I have
confidence that by working together --- we will continue to achieve
results for Métis citizens, families and communities in Ontario,"
concluded President Lipinski.
SOURCE: METIS NATION OF ONTARIO
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Director of Communications
Métis Nation of Ontario