"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, March 10, 2006

From the Memory Hole, VII

Williams congratulates Labrador Métis Nation on influential role in Supreme Court decision

ST. JOHN'S, September 22, 2003 — Danny Williams, Leader of the Opposition and MHA for Humber West, congratulated the Labrador Métis Nation on their influential role in Friday's precedent-setting Supreme Court of Canada decision acknowledging certain Métis rights.

Williams said, "While we will take some time to study the ruling and assess its implications responsibly with care and due process, on first assessment we see this decision as a very positive step for the Métis people and for aboriginal relations in Canada.

"We recognize the enormous contribution the Métis people have made to Newfoundland and Labrador and to Canada. The 6,000 members of the Labrador Métis Nation are celebrating this decision as a historic moment in their fight for recognition within the Canadian family.

"I had the privilege of meeting with Labrador Métis Nation President Todd Russell about a week ago on this and other matters, and I hope to continue the positive and constructive dialogue that occurred during that meeting. I am committed to working constructively with the Métis people of Newfoundland and Labrador in the years ahead as we work to build a province in which the rights and aspirations of all our citizens are respected."

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