Miller Delivers Message from Constituents

January 30, 2013

For Immediate Release

January 30th, 2013

Miller Delivers Message from Constituents

Ottawa, ON – This morning, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, attended both his Ontario and National Caucus meetings and delivered a message from his constituents; greater accountability is needed and expected for some Aboriginal communities in Canada.

A recent audit by Deloitte Canada has shown that more than 80% of the $104 million transferred to the Attawapiskat Band between 2005 and 2011 is unaccounted for or lacks appropriate due diligence. This has sparked a great deal of discussion into increased measures of accountability for Aboriginal groups and it has become evident that Canadians want to know where these funds have been spent.

“While I respect and understand that there are troubling situations on some reserves in Canada, I believe that due to what we have seen in Attawapiskat and possibly on other reserves there is a strong need for greater accountability,” said Miller. “I have heard it loud and clear from my constituents that they will not stand for this type of financial mismanagement and they have a right to know exactly how government funds are being spent.”

At his Caucus meetings this morning, Miller delivered the message he has received from his constituents. He also expressed his desire for a forensic audit to be carried out in Attawapiskat.