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Manitoba Métis Federation has yet to file defence against Métis National Council lawsuit – CBC

Apr 29, 2022

Neither the MMF nor the MNC would comment on lawsuit

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) has yet to file a statement of defence in a multi-million dollar lawsuit in which the Métis National Council (MNC) alleges the MMF caused it serious financial harm.

The lawsuit filed on Jan. 27 in Ontario Superior Court, alleges that in the lead-up to the MMF’s departure from the MNC just before the MNC election last fall, the defendants “embarked upon a scorched earth policy to intentionally cause financial harm and other injury to MNC, recognizing that MNC and MMF would now be competing to be the legitimate or recognized authority and voice of the Métis Nation going forward.”

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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