Quote: Originally Posted by Liberalman
Ground Zero Canadian leadership in Attawapiskat - YouTube (external - login to view)
NDP video shows a clear picture of what's happenning
NOT! firstly you need to consider anything presented to you by an opposition party as biased in the extreme.
It says nothing about the band, comprised of roughly 2000 members, employing three chiefs, yep; past, assistant and full chief along with various and sundry other administration officials all drawing a salary and numbering into the 30's in total including consultants etc..
How many towns of 2000 population would you allow to have three mayors and over 25 councillors all drawing salaries without accusing them of corruption? Ooops; can't use that word when natives are involved as the "racist" card will come out and beat you about the head.
How about the fact that over 30 million of OUR dollars each year for the last three have been poured into that community? Where did it go? How about the fact the Liberal MLA who'se claims of federal intransigence brought all of this to light has been the representative for that area for the last 7
years. I guess those houses just turned into s***holes during conservatives stewardship eh?
The forcing upon them of an auditor in the form of an independant agent to peruse their spending habits is causing them to act all uppity with the intrusion; well tough nuts folks I want someone finding out where MY dollars are being spent by these corrupt chiefs buying their new pick-ups and driving them into ditches while drunk. One of their cabale made a salary of near 90k as the Technical Consultant. A town of 2000 with no infrastructure to speak of needs a full time Technical advisor to the tune of 89,000 per year????
90 mil over the last three years with no housing or infrastructure improvements but a spanking new rink and a flown-in Zamboni (over 70k for that alone) along with a school built on contaminated land that THEY knew beforehand was contaminated so it has to be torn down and relocated elsewhere are all the stuff of corruption but no one dares use that word, do they?
DeBeer's employs a bunch of them and even repaired their faulty sewage system and donated some portable housing to them that some of them are still living in and how do these idiots thank them? Why, they erected a blockade to the mine site in protest over not getting enough freebies from the mining company.
Time has long passed to take them off the public teat and force responsibility on THEM, not our government to provide some semblance of morally acceptable behaviour by their so called elected leaders. They demand the right of self determination but hold their collective hands out in the same breath. THEY can't have it both ways; either the government pays for their very existance AND runs the show
or they severe the ties that bind and go their merry way, electing whatever corrupt leaders they like but no more guilt money paid by taxpayers handouts.