Bail denied for defendants in Jake Sansom and Maurice Cardinal case

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November 27, 2020 (Edmonton) – As one of the founding peoples of Alberta, the Métis must always be vigilant. We work together as a community to always protect our citizens, values, interests and culture to ensure we can safely pass these on to our children and grandchildren.

It is a good day for the Métis and Indigenous residents of Alberta. We learned that the Court of Appeal made the right decision to protect us when they denied bail to the two persons charged with murdering two of our Métis harvesters. This gives us hope for reconciliation and shows the respect Métis deserve as equal founders of our great province. 

The family of Jake Sansom and Maurice Cardinal are thankful for the decision, it is a great relief. They would like to thank all that have supported the family. This includes the Crown, RCMP, and a big thank you to the Metis Nation of Alberta for being there for the entire family.