Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand says his group will seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada after the province's appeal court said the government acted honourably when it cancelled a $67,000,000 agreement.

The 2017 deal would have paid the federation for supporting a variety of hydro projects, such as a new transmission line to Minnesota.

Premier Brian Pallister called it "hush money'' and his Progressive Conservative cabinet cancelled it in 2018.

Chartrand warns other Indigenous groups that if this can happen to the Metis federation, the Pallister government can cancel other agreements at any time.