Audits of First Nations programs ignored

By GLORIA GALLOWAY OTTAWA NOVEMBER 27, 2017 Canada’s Auditor-General says audits of programs for First Nations, Inuit and Métis tend to get scant attention from both the media and politicians, and his staff are frustrated that so few of the problems they have uncovered are ever fully resolved Michael Ferguson also told a national summit that is examining the country-to-nation relationship between Canada and its Indigenous people that bureaucrats tend to run programs in ways that meet the goals of their departments, but not of the people they were meant to serve. That is true of all departments, he said, and it is true of the civil servants handling the Indigenous files. “Too often, what we see is government organizations managing to certain metrics, managing to certain performance measures, that…

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