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09:52 AM on 01/07/2013
Idle no more should probably be shopping around for a more um, reputable champion.
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zaksawyer
09:42 AM on 01/07/2013
Oh but clearly they do well on their own. They don't need help from the white devils.
Attawapiskat is a clear example.
09:38 AM on 01/07/2013
“Fact is there is zero accountability from these 'chiefs' and it's the same old tired trick of calling someone a bigot when they ask for it. The fact is there is widespread corruption across the native bands, yet they continue to demand more and more money with less and less oversight. $90 Million was flushed down the toilet and it is happening thousands of times across the country on mismanaged reserves with corrupt leaders.

Considering that too many chiefs are predators, living off the backs of their own constituents it's a shame given the billions and billions of taxdollars wasted on places like Attawapiskat.

The solution is not more money, it's more accountability and oversight. If they got less money maybe they'd treat it more carefully rather than funding the chief's new Escalade or trips to the Carribean for them and their families on taxpayer money.

Playing the victim is self defeating and breeds laziness and corruption.
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nete peedham
10:56 AM on 01/07/2013
Produce the proof.
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09:37 AM on 01/07/2013
Harper the master of distraction!
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Cael
09:47 AM on 01/07/2013
What? They wasted the money and it is Harper's fault? Get a clue.

Enough is enough. They take the money, use it on who knows what, then complain that the government does not help them. Then people actually defend them, when they have no defense for their actions.
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09:35 AM on 01/07/2013
Until Spence takes any responsibility for the lack of results and is held accountable for the huge sums of wasted taxpayer money nothing should be done.

This hypocrite has not once acknowledged her role in Attiwapiskat and no matter how long she fasts, nothing will be fixed as long as she is leader. No more money for attiwapiskat until they can prove where it all went and collect all misappropriated taxpayer funds.
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09:38 AM on 01/07/2013
Shill
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09:39 AM on 01/07/2013
What about G20, F-35, Navy ships? Explain it to me...
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Cael
09:47 AM on 01/07/2013
Irrelevant to this discussion.
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Peter Burgess1
09:49 AM on 01/07/2013
What about it? Explain why that is remotely relevant.

Whatsamatter? Did you spend the past two weeks calling anyone who wanted to know where the money was going racist and now you're eating crow?
09:27 AM on 01/07/2013
So, the firm hired by the tories to spread doubt about the finances is spreading doubt about the finances.

How about we get an audit of the Conservative party books? I'd love to see how much money got sent to the states to pay for misleading robocalls.
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Nickskitz88
Alea iacta est
09:40 AM on 01/07/2013
So how many excuses are you willing to make for these people? This is not a bias question, there either is or isn't supporting documentation. These are objective facts.
09:46 AM on 01/07/2013
Are you talking about the conservative party? They dont seem to have answers for any of the billions of dollars wasted either. Heck, Gazebo Tony p1ssed away 50million in one sitting, i bet you're outraged
09:55 AM on 01/07/2013
There's no excuse to be made - do you seriously think these audits were conducted with the intention of improving governance, or with the goal to smear the band council politically? If you think there's anything besides a PR move being made here, you're being seriously naive.

The government is pushing a higher standard of accountability onto natives than it faces itself, to cover up the fact it's been cheating them out of money. That's hypocritical and racist, and every canadian deserves better.

The tories have no right to demand levels of disclosure that their government doesn't give the Canadian public. When the PBO can audit Tory books, the Tories can ask other people to open theirs.
09:42 AM on 01/07/2013
So the money was properly spent and the audit firm simply made up the numbers?

More likely they've never been held to account for their spending practices by their own people or the government and now their greed has come home to roost. They couldn't provide proper housing with a 100 million dollar budget? Incompentence and greed pure and simple.