Judge sides with First Nations band who had resisted a new law intended to force financial disclosure

A federal court judge has sided with First Nations who had resisted a new law intended to force disclosure of detailed band financial information.

The 24-page ruling was issued Friday by Federal Court of Canada Justice Robert Barnes. It orders the federal government to cease legal efforts to compel disclosure against a number of First Nations in Saskatchewan and other provinces.

  • Oil and beef

    Then nothing changes

  • WalterBannon

    corruption always wins when there are liberals in charge

    • Wolf Man

      Liberal judges and the First Nations really know how to milk the cow. Now the poor cows will be milked dry then thrown to the wolves. Liberals lie to leed

      • Alain

        The travesty of justice and common sense throws all the band members under the bus, because along with tax payers who foot the bill, the band members are kept in the dark and unable to know how they are being ripped off.

    • BillyHW

      But Mike Duffy!

      • Wolf Man

        Duffy will not be a winner when all over, well maybe a dinner winner!

  • Tokenn

    But it’s the white man’s fault that so many natives live in squalor… I can hardly wait for the Public Inquiry into the missing and murdered Native women. What are they going to say when the finger points directly back at the Native community?

    • andycanuck

      Ignore it and still blame whitey like they did in the other two or three White Papers/Enquiries into Native violence etc.

      • Surele Surele

        If you’re white, you’re guilty and that’s that, you racists, you.

        • Xavier

          Guilty of what?

          All of it.

    • Chris

      They will say what has already been scripted for them to say. The tens of millions of dollars that will be spent on the dog and pony show will be about making Justin look like he cares.

  • mauser 98

    judge is brown nosing for a promotion inside new apartheid guvmint

  • Rosenmops

    Do Canadian judges EVER make good decision? We never seem to hear about any. This decision will allow corruption on reserves to continue and will hurt a lot of native people.

  • David Murrell

    Liberal judges enjoy supporting corruption. And to think that financial fraud on reserves is one main cause of aboriginal poverty. So this judge supports such poverty.

    • Surele Surele

      just a little idea: what would happen if all these young men (and women) on reserves got off their arses and simply started cleaning up, repairing, building? How long it would take to make a real change in their own lives? Three months? A year? Just a thought, but hey! I’m just a white racist, what do I know?

      • Exile1981

        I know one reserve where they are building dozens of new houses. Of course it’s to replace the ones their own people trashed in the last 2 years (ripped out wiring and piping for scrap copper) and the new houses are being built off reservation by non-natives and shipped onto the reserve.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Impossible without property rights.

  • BillyHW

    As long as Indians don’t pay taxes and collect welfare they should: A. Have to disclose all financials; and B. Not be allowed to vote.

    Voting should come with paying taxes and contributing something positive to humanity.

    • Fran800

      Bravo! This is something I’ve been saying for years. No taxation without representation — and no representation without taxation.
      It’s appalling that native get to vote, when they do not pay taxes no matter how much money they earn.

    • Xavier

      Except women.