With her last kick at the can as Auditor General, Sheila Fraser delivered her final recommendations to the federal government regarding Canada’s greatest needs for change. Among them were swift recommendations to address Aboriginal poverty.
According to Fraser, despite how rich Canada is, the country’s First peoples are falling further and further behind economically. Despite this, the issue never seems to be addressed.
“Over the past 10 years my office has produced no fewer than 31 audit reports on Aboriginal issues. Yet, despite these reports and actions by the federal government in response to our recommendations, too many First Nations people still lack what most other Canadians take for granted,” said Fraser to APTN News.
The Auditor General leaves her post on May 30 after 10 years in the position.