11 April 2012

Making hay while the sun sh... er...

...river floods...

That outside review Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development ordered in November was tasked with tracking what happened to $10.5 million in federal flood-compensation funding.
Manitoba, Manitoba... that sounds so familiar...
-- WINNIPEG -- A Manitoba native group misspent more than $6 million in federal health-care funds on exotic trips and unjustified payments to the organization's CEO, a federal audit has revealed.
Heck, that's just what the wiley white man is saying... let's ask CTV's perennial spokes-native...
"One, either you pick up a gun, or you stand between the white man and his money," (Chief) Terry Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation told CTV Newsnet's Mike Duffy Live on Tuesday.
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FROM THE COMMENTS: Read the Auditors Report


3 comments:

Frances said...

Meanwhile, the farmers south of Portage whose livelihoods were destroyed when the ill-planned 'diversion' was dug are still waiting for compensation. Guess it all went north.

Al the Fish said...

I read the auditors' 11 page report via a SUN paper link:

http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/04/10/peguis-under-fire-over-flood-funds

Translating the technical speech, it is obvious it was either gross incompetence and/or greed that was the cause of the misspent funds.

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs have their say today:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/Grand-chief-blasts-Ottawa-over-flood-fund-criticism-147203025.html

Neo Conservative said...

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no worries about translating "technical speech" here...

The review cites several payments to or financial claims made by Hudson and the reserve’s four council members for flood-related activities, including a $5,000 payment to each of them in July 2010 and a ledger’s entry indicating a total of about $142,300 for the five elected officials for 2009-10.

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