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Feds plan to spend ‘every dollar’ after billions returned to the treasury – APTN News

Feb 02, 2023

Crown-Indigenous Relations (CIRNAC) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) are trying to get ahead of criticism over their reported “failure” to spend billions of dollars earmarked in the Federal budget for specific programs and services.

These amounts were made public earlier this week, spelled out in the most recent report on federal revenues and spending by every government department, and tabled in the House of Commons.

According to figures in that report, ISC failed to spend $3.4 billion, while CIRNAC returned $2.2 billion to the federal treasury.

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, told APTN’s Nation to Nation there seems to be a “false impression” that this money has “disappeared.”

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