Opinion

Chief should be investigated

To the Editor,

Re: Idle No More protest set for Maffeo Sutton, Jan. 8.

I’m calling for a criminal investigation into Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence and her administration to determine whether theft charges should be laid.

Last week an audit found there was little record of what Spence and her cohorts did with $90 million of our taxpayer money earmarked for much needed housing on the northern Ontario reserve.

It seems like Spence had public relations savvy to embark on a hunger strike quickly, thus deflecting criticism before the disturbing news broke that she is the ultimate one who just may be responsible for the deplorable conditions on her own reserve.

It is time for the federal government and Canadian taxpayers to be Idle No More. Too often we are learning a few bad apples may be pulling charades while their very own people suffer.

J.C. Broderick

Nanaimo

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