Indigenous Relations deputy minister fends off critics at Public Accounts Committee – Toronto Star

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Indigenous Relations deputy minister fends off critics at Public Accounts Committee – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202049 Views

Alberta Indigenous Relations may have received a good report from the auditor general, but the Official Opposition was not ready to fall in line.

On Dec. 1, Indigenous Relations Deputy Minister Donavon Young appeared virtually in front of the Public Accounts Committee and accepted commendations from Auditor General Doug Wylie for the department having met all of the AG’s outstanding recommendations. Those recommendations focused on two aspects of the First Nations Development Fund grants: Improving the review process and monitoring for and correcting non-compliance.

However, Young still had to defend the United Conservative government’s decision to focus on larger projects for Indigenous economic development at the expense of funding for other programs.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/12/02/indigenous-relations-deputy-minister-fends-off-critics-at-public-accounts-committee.html

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