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First Nations chiefs rewarded for lack of transparency


The other week the federal government chose to lift sanctions and restore salaries for the 43 First Nation chiefs that were not complying with the First Nations Transparency Act and withholding basic financial information from their members and the Canadian public.

The First Nations Transparency Act requires chiefs to publicly release the band’s audited financial statements as well as chief and councillors salaries, thereby informing First Nations members how their band finances are managed and informing Canadian taxpayers how their tax dollars are being spent.



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