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First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Despite all the good the FNFTA has done in B.C., members of 23 bands are still waiting to see this year's disclosures, and three are missing two full years. This is basic transparency that every citizen deserves - how does government spend their money, and how much do politicians spend on themselves?
The lack of accountability on many reserves is why the Canadian Taxpayers Federation worked with grassroots band members to push for the new First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA). Among other things, the law requires chiefs and councillors to disclose their pay publicly.
A photo of the new Assembly of First Nations chief was removed from the Conservative Party website this week amid complaints
Justin Trudeau has promised to scrap a controversial law forcing First Nations leaders to disclose salaries and band financial
A B.C. chief made nearly three times as much as Prime Minister Stephen Harper last year. And the chief actually earned much