Ottawa continues to fail First Nations: Auditor General

Canada’s auditor general called for major changes to the relationship between First Nations, Ottawa and provincial governments to break the persistent and growing gap between quality of life on reserves and the rest of the country.

(Auditor General Sheila Frasher. APTN/Photo)

APTN National News
OTTAWA
-Canada’s auditor general called for major changes to the relationship between First Nations, Ottawa and provincial governments to break the persistent and growing gap between quality of life on reserves and the rest of the country.

After 10 years issuing reports on the performance of government departments, Auditor General Sheila Fraser said the existing system dealing with First Nations was not working.

“I believe that First Nations, the federal government, and in some cases the provinces, have to rethink their relationship with each other,” said Fraser. “First Nations people have waited far too long to have the quality of services Canadians receive every day and take for granted.”

Fraser said she has done 29 audits that directly or indirectly dealt with First Nations people and has seen very little change in the social conditions afflicting reserves.

She said reserves have fallen behind over the last 40 years and the federal government has failed to do anything about it.

“The conditions on many reserves remain poor and progress is slow. Some communities are making significant progress, but they are the exception rather than the rule,” said Fraser. “Services on reserves have not kept pace with services in municipal governments…The federal government has not been identifying and funding comparable services on reserves in any systemic fashion.”

Fraser said her office had uncovered government failures in education, water quality, housing and child and family services.

She also highlighted that her office had found that reporting requirements for First Nations, some with fewer than 500 members, have been “excessive.” She said some of the reports were never reviewed by Indian Affairs or didn’t serve any purpose.

She said another report on the government’s response to her office’s concerns around comprehensive land claims will come out in May.

Akwesasne Mohawk Council Grand Chief Mike Mitchell thanked Fraser for her work and said his community is mired in required audit reports.

Mitchell said his council receives $74 million for programs and services and is required to file 77 audits.

“They put you through the ringer,” said Mitchell. “And all the times you (Fraser) have made recommendations and observations it blows out the window the next day.”

Alluding to the swirling controversy around the Canadian Taxpayers Federation campaign over the levels of reserve politician salaries, Mitchell then said, “But when First Nations people get accused for something, it just stays in the air for a long time.”

Online Producer / Ottawa

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

846 thoughts on “Ottawa continues to fail First Nations: Auditor General

  1. Pingback: Suggested Website
  2. Pingback: Suggested Site
  3. Pingback: similar webpage
  4. Pingback: relevant web-site
  5. Pingback: More Tips
  6. Pingback: More hints
  7. Pingback: linked web page
  8. Pingback: helpful hints
  9. Pingback: Going at
  10. Pingback: Full Record
  11. Pingback: This Internet site
  12. Pingback: Find Out More
  13. Pingback: relevant web-site
  14. Pingback: More Material
  15. Pingback: additional reading
  16. Pingback: Learn Additional
  17. Pingback: Suggested Site
  18. Pingback: Suggested Web site
  19. Pingback: source
  20. Pingback: Darcie Nagura
  21. Pingback: Suggested Reading
  22. Pingback: This Web page
  23. Pingback: This Resource site
  24. Pingback: Suggested Studying
  25. Pingback: similar web-site
  26. Pingback: helpful resources
  27. Pingback: similar webpage
  28. Pingback: more resources
  29. Pingback: Going Here
  30. Pingback: relevant website
  31. Pingback: Related Site
  32. Pingback: Full Write-up
  33. Pingback: similar webpage
  34. Pingback: similar web site
  35. Pingback: relevant website
  36. Pingback: Full Document
  37. Pingback: linked web page
  38. Pingback: Learn Alot more
  39. Pingback: relevant webpage
  40. Pingback: Read This
  41. Pingback: more
  42. Pingback: linked site
  43. Pingback: Learn Alot more
  44. Pingback: Going at
  45. Pingback: homepage
  46. Pingback: Going Listed here
  47. Pingback: Going Here
  48. Pingback: Full File
  49. Pingback: Full Review
  50. Pingback: Full Content
  51. Pingback: Visit
  52. Pingback: Suggested Web page
  53. Pingback: Additional Info
  54. Pingback: additional reading
  55. Pingback: This Webpage
  56. Pingback: Suggested Website
  57. Pingback: similar web site
  58. Pingback: Read the Full Post
  59. Pingback: This Web page
  60. Pingback: relevant web site
  61. Pingback: Read A lot more
  62. Pingback: related webpage
  63. Pingback: similar webpage
  64. Pingback: relevant web site
  65. Pingback: relevant web-site
  66. Pingback: Related Site
  67. Pingback: This Web site
  68. Pingback: Read A lot more
  69. Pingback: similar website
  70. Pingback: This Resource site
  71. Pingback: Suggested Site
  72. Pingback: Read Alot more
  73. Pingback: relevant site
  74. Pingback: More Material
  75. Pingback: More Info
  76. Pingback: link
  77. Pingback: simply click
  78. Pingback: mouse click on
  79. Pingback: Going On this site
  80. Pingback: Go At this site
  81. Pingback: Learn Additional
  82. Pingback: Full Guide
  83. Pingback: Extra resources
  84. Pingback: helpful hints
  85. Pingback: Click On this page
  86. Pingback: this website
  87. Pingback: Full Record
  88. Pingback: Full File
  89. Pingback: article source
  90. Pingback: Clicking Here
  91. Pingback: This Resource site
  92. Pingback: Suggested Studying
  93. Pingback: sources
  94. Pingback: similar web site
  95. Pingback: relevant site
  96. Pingback: Click at
  97. Pingback: related web page
  98. Pingback: similar webpage
  99. Pingback: similar webpage
  100. Pingback: relevant webpage
  101. Pingback: relevant web page
  102. Pingback: Read Full Report
  103. Pingback: Suggested Web page
  104. Pingback: Read
  105. Pingback: more resources
  106. Pingback: sources
  107. Pingback: More Info
  108. Pingback: linked webpage
  109. Pingback: linked website
  110. Pingback: similar webpage
  111. Pingback: Learn More
  112. Pingback: relevant site
  113. Pingback: this website
  114. Pingback: This Web page
  115. Pingback: Read This method
  116. Pingback: Read Even more
  117. Pingback: similar website
  118. Pingback: relevant site
  119. Pingback: mouse click on
  120. Pingback: More hints
  121. Pingback: our website
  122. Pingback: linked web-site
  123. Pingback: Learn Alot more
  124. Pingback: Going at
  125. Pingback: Full Write-up
  126. Pingback: Going to
  127. Pingback: Get More Info
  128. Pingback: Extra resources
  129. Pingback: Continuing
  130. Pingback: Full Post
  131. Pingback: Visit
  132. Pingback: Clicking Here
  133. Pingback: Suggested Web site
  134. Pingback: Full File
  135. Pingback: Clicking Here
  136. Pingback: Suggested Reading
  137. Pingback: similar web page
  138. Pingback: Click On this page
  139. Pingback: article source
  140. Pingback: Suggested Webpage
  141. Pingback: Suggested Studying
  142. Pingback: source
  143. Pingback: Bonuses
  144. Pingback: Check Out
  145. Pingback: homepage
  146. Pingback: relevant site
  147. Pingback: Going to
  148. Pingback: Get More Info
  149. Pingback: Related Site
  150. Pingback: This Webpage
  151. Pingback: Full Post
  152. Pingback: This Web-site
  153. Pingback: Full File
  154. Pingback: Clicking Here
  155. Pingback: Read More Here
  156. Pingback: Suggested Browsing
  157. Pingback: source
  158. Pingback: Check Out
  159. Pingback: similar web site
  160. Pingback: relevant webpage
  161. Pingback: This Internet page
  162. Pingback: Suggested Reading
  163. Pingback: This Site
  164. Pingback: related web-site
  165. Pingback: similar webpage
  166. Pingback: relevant website
  167. Pingback: linked website
  168. Pingback: Read Alot more
  169. Pingback: Learn More Here
  170. Pingback: Read Full Article
  171. Pingback: Read More Here
  172. Pingback: Full Content
  173. Pingback: Continue
  174. Pingback: next page
  175. Pingback: Additional Info
  176. Pingback: This Web site
  177. Pingback: This Web page
  178. Pingback: This Web page
  179. Pingback: Suggested Reading
  180. Pingback: Suggested Web site
  181. Pingback: sources
  182. Pingback: simply click
  183. Pingback: relevant website
  184. Pingback: related webpage
  185. Pingback: similar website
  186. Pingback: Suggested Web site
  187. Pingback: simply click
  188. Pingback: relevant web page
  189. Pingback: More Bonuses
  190. Pingback: Read More
  191. Pingback: linked webpage
  192. Pingback: This Site
  193. Pingback: main page
  194. Pingback: Learn More
  195. Pingback: next page
  196. Pingback: resources
  197. Pingback: More Help
  198. Pingback: helpful resources
  199. Pingback: similar web page
  200. Pingback: Going Listed here
  201. Pingback: linked web page
  202. Pingback: Get More Info
  203. Pingback: Full Report
  204. Pingback: Full Write-up
  205. Pingback: Continuing
  206. Pingback: Continued
  207. Pingback: Learn More
  208. Pingback: Continue
  209. Pingback: Continue Reading
  210. Pingback: Look At This
  211. Pingback: Learn Even more
  212. Pingback: helpful hints
  213. Pingback: Click This Link
  214. Pingback: keep reading
  215. Pingback: Full Posting
  216. Pingback: homepage
  217. Pingback: additional reading
  218. Pingback: Discover More
  219. Pingback: Check This Out
  220. Pingback: Going On this page
  221. Pingback: This Web site
  222. Pingback: This Internet page
  223. Pingback: Going in
  224. Pingback: This Web-site
  225. Pingback: Visit
  226. Pingback: This Internet site
  227. Pingback: This Web page
  228. Pingback: Full Guide
  229. Pingback: Suggested Site
  230. Pingback: Extra resources
  231. Pingback: resources
  232. Pingback: Click That Link
  233. Pingback: Check Out
  234. Pingback: More Info
  235. Pingback: similar website
  236. Pingback: similar web page
  237. Pingback: linked web-site
  238. Pingback: relevant webpage
  239. Pingback: related web page
  240. Pingback: Suggested Webpage
  241. Pingback: Recommended Site
  242. Pingback: Suggested Browsing
  243. Pingback: Read This method
  244. Pingback: Read the Full Post
  245. Pingback: homepage
  246. Pingback: sources
  247. Pingback: helpful hints
  248. Pingback: Read Even more
  249. Pingback: Full Report
  250. Pingback: Click On this site
  251. Pingback: similar web site
  252. Pingback: our website
  253. Pingback: Continuing
  254. Pingback: additional reading
  255. Pingback: related web page
  256. Pingback: Recommended Site
  257. Pingback: Read This method
  258. Pingback: Read Full Article
  259. Pingback: Suggested Webpage
  260. Pingback: our website
  261. Pingback: Click at
  262. Pingback: This Web site
  263. Pingback: Suggested Web site
  264. Pingback: similar site
  265. Pingback: related web page
  266. Pingback: Read the Full Post
  267. Pingback: Read Full Report
  268. Pingback: This Resource site
  269. Pingback: Read This
  270. Pingback: Suggested Studying
  271. Pingback: This Web page
  272. Pingback: Suggested Site
  273. Pingback: similar web-site
  274. Pingback: Visit
  275. Pingback: relevant web site
  276. Pingback: relevant website
  277. Pingback: Suggested Site
  278. Pingback: More suggestions
  279. Pingback: More Information
  280. Pingback: Look At This
  281. Pingback: linked site
  282. Pingback: link
  283. Pingback: More Bonuses
  284. Pingback: similar web page
  285. Pingback: Learn Alot more
  286. Pingback: cascading failure
  287. Pingback: Salas de Chat
  288. Pingback: vanessa bruno
  289. Pingback: vanessa bruno
  290. Pingback: celine handbags
  291. Pingback: vanessa bruno
  292. Pingback: vanessa bruno
  293. Pingback: chanel outlet bags
  294. Pingback: scrapebox
  295. Pingback: RxFlLMTb
  296. Pingback: HRvrhuqc
  297. Pingback: AQzIQPhQ
  298. Pingback: louis vuitton sale
  299. Pingback: asbestos
  300. Pingback: scam hosting
  301. Regarding the Canadian Taxpayers Federation campaign, INAC made mistakes in their reporting of those salaries in Alberta, and I think BC as well. Many salaries were mistakenly inflated over and above their actual totals.nnUnfortunately, the damage is done and the public will remember those inflated totals more than they will the admission of error. And I haven’t heard any sort of apology from INAC or the CTF.

Comments are closed.