Recently I have received a number of inquiries on the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. In large part the comments have been raised over the financial disclosure (as required under the law) that a BC First Nations Chief from the Kwikwetlem First Nation received over $914,000 in the 2013/2014 fiscal year. Further commentary occurred this week when it was reported that if elected to government, the leader of the Liberal Party would scrap the new First Nations Financial Transparency Act. The bill was opposed by the Liberals in the House of Commons. This leads to the question: what is the First Nations Financial Transparency Act?
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Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola.