04 April 2008

That scary, hidden agenda

Yeah... who could possibly go along with this evil plan?

-- OTTAWA -- “What we're saying is if we're going to give money, we want to be able to do an audit on it to make sure that it's serving its purpose, that it's being spent on the programs that it was intended,” he said.

“We just want to make sure that – especially first nations – but all taxpayers know the money is being well spent.”
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RELATED: First Nations have a fit... yet again

"Don't insult our (cough, cough) integrity."
Canada's largest native organization is accusing Conservatives of spreading falsehoods about aboriginals as Ottawa steps up audits of reserves and vows to publicize its findings.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Consider a recent news story out of Alberta."

"According to information leaked to the Edmonton Journal the chief and councillors of the 360-member Horse Lake Indian band in Alberta make superstar salaries.

The chief took home $439,425 in tax-free salary last year (the equivalent of a $700,000 fully-taxable income). Two other councillors were paid just slightly less at $414,500, while the band's Director of Special Projects pocketed $435,000."

"To put it in perspective, the Premier of Alberta earned a taxable salary of $121,000 last year and the Prime Minister of our country earned a 'mere' $144,000."
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the Canadian taxpayers federation 2002:

"Consider a recent news story out of Alberta. According to information leaked to the Edmonton Journal the chief and councillors of the 360-member Horse Lake Indian band in Alberta make superstar salaries. The chief took home $439,425 in tax-free salary last year (the equivalent of a $700,000 fully-taxable income). Two other councillors were paid just slightly less at $414,500, while the band's Director of Special Projects pocketed $435,000.

To put it in perspective, the Premier of Alberta earned a taxable salary of $121,000 last year and the Prime Minister of our country earned a 'mere' $144,000. Unlike the salaries paid to federal or provincial public servants, the total amount of compensation paid to native politicians and administrators is largely secret. The federal government does now require each band to file an annual listing of salaries paid to chiefs and band councillors. But it is important to note that this reporting process only accounts for monies paid to bands from federal coffers. Many Indian leaders, however, also receive salary, per diems, and other compensation from band enterprises, resource revenue and cash flow from casinos.

The Horse Lake band government is relatively well-off collecting $3.3 million courtesy the federal government and another $6 million from oil and gas revenues. But with so much money consumed by administrative and political salaries, less is available for other needs leaving many reserve residents living in poverty and squalor. In contrast to the big pay cheques for politicians, last year the band spent a measly $2,340 for daycare services, $300 for a prenatal nutrition program, and cut its solvent abuse program. Compare this to the $23,932 the band found to run a golf tournament and $7,019 for a demolition derby!"
http://www.taxpayer.com/main/news.php?news_id=368

Neo Conservative said...

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thx for this.

(main post updated)

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langmann said...

What happens when you set up a system where no-one owns anything, the government runs everything and there are no checks and balances?

Its called socialism and the ultimate Canadian experiment is the native reservation. I'm not surpised all this money is being diverted, there is a hell of a lot of it and the only people who seem to be rich are the chiefs, the lawyers, and the bureaucrats.

Yet all the fruitcake professors who taught classes at my alma mater had this strange belief that the native american was somehow this idealistic noble savage who never stole from each other and always shared. Somehow the evidence isn't apparent...

I feel sorry for the average guy there who has been beaten down due to an upbringing of hopeless dependence. Time to end canadian apartheid.

I suppose of course I am now a racist by saying that...

Neo Conservative said...

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yup... time for the oh-so pink-intelligentsia to wake up... and smell the species.

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