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Friday, April 07, 2006

Accountability Act & Aboriginals

I’m sure we will see some negative response:

The Tories’ Federal Accountability Act will allow the auditor general to examine aboriginal communities’ books to determine whether taxpayers are getting value from federal cash transfers. “(This is) a groundbreaking move,” said a federal official who asked not to be named.

“The auditor general is going to have extended powers and one of those groups (affected) is going to be First Nations bands.”

In the end though, if you’ve done nothing wrong then you have nothing to worry about. Right? H/t Fighting for Taxpayers

Posted by Darcey on April 7, 2006 in Aboriginal Issues | Permalink


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Sorry that this is off topic, but I have to ask. What does the H/t stand for?

Those given federal funds who are not a First Nation band have to be accountable for the funds. A private corporation or group that receives money should be able to prove that no fraud has taken place.

John M Reynolds

Posted by: jmrSudbury | 2006-04-07 11:55:33 AM

I curious to see what possible objections there will be to this demand for transparency.

Posted by: EBD | 2006-04-07 12:05:19 PM

Ummm....errr....well it might show wholesale fraud and mismangement on Reserves in Canada! The only people who want that are RACIST!!!!! So no investigations snd keep the $$$$ coming.

Posted by: Niem | 2006-04-07 2:32:28 PM

h/t = hat tip

Posted by: Gord Tulk | 2006-04-07 5:53:47 PM

EBD just watch what happens. There is going to be screaming and I've been seeing some of the underrumblings start to begin. But like I said, if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about. Thats the key.

Posted by: Darcey | 2006-04-07 7:06:10 PM

The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end... there it is!
Sir Winston Churchill

There it is indeed Ms. Fraser.

Posted by: Lemmytowner | 2006-04-07 7:24:33 PM

"EBD just watch what happens. There is going to be screaming and I've been seeing some of the underrumblings start to begin. "

The way the conservatives have embedded the indian
accountabilty in the whole Accountabilty Act is very interesting because it makes it more difficult for the indians to complain.It will be more difficult(although certainly not impossible) for indians to say accountability is good for everyone else but not for us.
And when the indians do complian the govt can say "were not singling you out for accountability-it applies to everyone".
This may well turn out to be a stroke of genius.

Horny Toad

Posted by: Horny Toad | 2006-04-08 1:19:21 AM

Didnt Jean Crouton run Indian Affairs under Trudeau?
Fraud and mismanagement?
No way!

Posted by: Douglas | 2006-04-08 8:47:01 PM

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