Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Wins Fight over Financial Transparency on Saskatchewan First Nation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Wins Fight over Financial Transparency on Saskatchewan First Nation

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Woman wins fight over financial transparency

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REGINA - A woman from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan has successfully won a court battle against her reserve over financial transparency.

Stick and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation took the First Nation to court in May after she said the Onion Lake Cree Nation was holding back financial information.

She said only portions of financial audits were available to view for band members, and those documents could not be copied or shared with others.

A judge in Regina Court of Queen's Bench ruled late Thursday in favour of Stick and ordered Onion Lake to publicly release financial audits and salaries of chief and council within the next 30 days.

Todd McKay, Prairie Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, says it's a big day for Stick and for financial transparency. …

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