Tag Archives: Corruption

‘Government Playing Favourites’


Looks like we not only have the government discriminating again, but also some political insider favouritism: 

“After the federal fisheries minister announced a new licence for an important clam fishery would be awarded to a partnership of ‘indigenous’ groups from across Atlantic Canada, the government is facing fresh criticism over how it awarded the licence, and for the ‘Liberals’ ties to the winning bidder. Continue reading ‘Government Playing Favourites’

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‘A Tradition Of Corruption’


“The corrupt practices employed by several of the Respondents during the 2016 Band election appear to reflect a long-standing tradition and acceptance by some members of vote buying and other dishonest attempts to influence electoral outcomes.”

“Vote buying and other improprieties took place during and after the 2016 chief and council election on Key ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 1,165 people}, says a federal court judge. Continue reading ‘A Tradition Of Corruption’

‘Stop The Fraud!’


 “…we refuse to accept that Canada can demand accountability from us…”
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‘Monitoring of billions pledged to aboriginals is lacking’

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has gone to great lengths to foster a warm relationship with aboriginals. He has promised to fulfil every recommendation of the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’, including an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women which is expected to cost $40 million alone.

“More recently, aboriginals were among the big winners in the government’s first budget. They’ve been promised an extra $8.4 billion over five years for infrastructure, education and training.

“That’s all well and good, but extra injections of taxpayers’ money should be accompanied by oversight, so Canadians can be certain the funds are being properly spent.  Continue reading ‘Stop The Fraud!’

‘Third World Banking in Canada’


Corruption is one of the results of segregation and the unequal application of the law. While we acknowledge the actions of the two chiefs in the story below who have exposed ‘kickbacks’, as we have seen on numerous occasions these types of ‘payments’ – usually known as ‘consultant’s fees’ or something equally innocuous – are frequently a part of doing business with aboriginal Bands. Regardless of who ultimately bears the blame for this situation, the fact remains that this type of behaviour is an inevitable byproduct of segregation and Race Based Law: ERBLThirdWorldBankingInCanada800x800‘Winnipeg financial firm offered ‘kickbacks’ to chiefs to land business deals’  

“Two ‘First Nation’ chiefs say they were offered money as enticement to sign their communities up for ‘Bank of Montreal’ loan agreements, arranged by a Winnipeg-based financial firm that an internal document shows used “kickbacks” as a tool to secure clients. 

“The chiefs, from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, said they were offered money by senior officials with ‘The Usand Group’, which bills itself as a firm dedicated to helping ‘First Nation’ communities participate in the “global economy”, according to its website.  Continue reading ‘Third World Banking in Canada’

‘Keep The Accountability’


    “Once all is said and done, there’s an awful lot of money, aimed at improving the collective lives of ‘First Nations’ people, that’s being eaten up by high-paid and self-righteous leadership.”

    “Our leadership has no need for huge payouts while their people struggle to get by. And it’s especially angering when they take the money and still talk about honoring our traditions. 

    “So why not open the books on band management? Why not allow Canadians and their own people to see how much they are paid, how much they ring up on expenses, and how the fiscal dollars directed toward the community are divided and spent?”

ERBLKeepTheAccountability800x800“Is Ottawa’s promised ‘nation-to-nation’ relationship with ‘indigenous peoples’ mainly about protecting the power of ‘First Nation’ leaders and ignoring the interests of the grassroots?  

“The first sign in that direction occurred in December, when the Trudeau government announced it was taking teeth out of the ‘First Nations’ Financial Transparency Act’, a piece of legislation that provides basic local financial data to ‘First Nation’ Band members. The government lifted sanctions and stopped court actions against ‘First Nations’ communities that weren’t complying with the ‘Transparency Act’. 

“Where this goes is anyone’s guess, but let’s hope the Liberals (and the NDP) do not fall back into their pattern of supporting chiefs against their members.   Continue reading ‘Keep The Accountability’

‘Election Payback – A Licence To Steal?’


“A law without consequence for non-compliance is a toothless law. As such, soon many ‘First Nations’ people across the country will again be in the dark as to how their elected leaders spend public dollars.”
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“For all practical purposes, this is a repeal of the act, being carried out without actually bothering to give members of Parliament any chance to debate it. It is ironic that a law about transparency is being gutted in such a non-transparent way.”ERBLElectionPayback-ALicenceToSteal800x800‘Statement by the ‘Honourable’ Carolyn Bennett on the ‘First Nations’ Financial Transparency Act’:

“Today, I directed my Department to cease all discretionary compliance measures related to the ‘First Nations’ Financial Transparency Act’ and to reinstate funding withheld from ‘First Nations’ under these measures.

“Furthermore, in keeping with our commitment to a renewed, ‘nation-to-nation’ relationship, the Government of Canada will suspend any court actions against ‘First Nations’ who have not complied with the Act…” 

Continue reading ‘Election Payback – A Licence To Steal?’