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Métis National Council audit reveals $1.3 million in ineligible expenses – News Talk 650

April 12, 2014

President Clement Chartier claims audit flawed, matter resolved with Federal Government

Files and interviews by David Kirton, additional files by Canadian Press

A third-party audit spanning four years of Métis National Council (MNC) finances has concluded that $1.35 million of federal funding was misspent, and should be reclaimed by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

The documents were not released to media, nor to the Métis citizenry. They were only uncovered through a recent Access to Information Request by the Canadian Press.

The audit was completed in October 2012 by Hallux Consulting Inc., and spans fiscal years 2008-2009, and 2011-2012. It covers Aboriginal Affairs contracts to the MNC worth an estimated $13.5 million.

It reveals the following:

– Hundreds of instances of questionable expense claims during international trips by MNC President Clement Chartier and Vice President David Chartrand, including page-after-page of expensed meals that go well over the allowable limit.

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