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‘Opening the Books’


A courageous woman from the Onion Lake Band in Saskatchewan, with the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, has won a court ruling that effectively restores the ‘First Nations’ Financial Transparency Act – at least for her Band.
Congratulations, Charmaine…

CTF Prairie Director Todd McKay and Charmaine Stick. (Kevin Martel--980 CJME)

“A Saskatchewan ‘First Nation’ is being forced to reveal how it spends its money after a legal battle that’s played out over the last year.

“The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld a June 15, 2017, ruling from Court of Queen’s Bench which ordered Onion Lake Cree ‘Nation’ — {a ‘nation’ of 5,032 people} situated about 50 kilometres north of Lloydminster — to publish basic financial information. Continue reading ‘Opening the Books’

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‘Where Has All The Money Gone?’


‘Onion Lake resident calls for release of Band’s financial documents’

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“A resident of the Onion Lake Cree ‘Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 5,032 people and “The country’s top oil producing ‘First Nation’”} is launching a court application to try to get answers about how her Band is spending its money.

“Charmaine Stick, an Onion Lake Band member, launched an application in Regina…asking the court to force her band to disclose its salaries, expenses and financial statements.

Continue reading ‘Where Has All The Money Gone?’

‘Chiefs Free To Steal Again’


Race Based Law rolls over our democracy once again:

A lone lawyer-Judge has been able to sideline the ‘First Nations’ Transparency Act’ – at least temporarily – while tribes try to have the Act quashed in court. The Judge also paid the Bands’ court costs – courtesy of the Canadian taxpayers – and told them they could come back any time for damage claims, if they can prove harm from the government enforcing the Act.

The ‘Transparency Act’ was designed to bring accountability to tribal finances, an area that has seen extensive fraud. It remains to be seen if Trudeau, Jr. will fulfill his election promise of repealing the Act. If so, that would negate these court cases and leave Chiefs and band councils free to plunder for the indefinite future. For now, temporary plundering rights have been restored…ERBLChiefsFreeToStealAgain800x800 Continue reading ‘Chiefs Free To Steal Again’