First Nations now required to post chiefs’ and councillors’ salaries online

I thought many First Nations were already doing this? Check out their websites

Global News

VANCOUVER – Time is running out for Canada’s First Nations bands to post information about their chiefs’ and councillors’ salaries online.

Under the newly created First Nations Financial Transparency Act, First Nations leaders have until the end of the day to publish their audited financial statements for the last fiscal year.

Bands already have to produce their financial statements as part of their funding agreements with the federal government, but this is the first time they are being asked to post the information online.

So far only 20 of the more than 600 bands nation-wide have actually submitted the information.

The Federal government says they will withhold funding from any band that does not comply before the deadline.

“Several years ago we were hearing from many Aboriginal people living on different reserves that they couldn’t find out how much their chiefs and councillors were making,” said Colin Craig from the…

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