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You have to come to the table,’ AG tells Feds on failure over emergency response on First Nations – National Post

Nov 28, 2022

Karen Horgan is the third auditor general to flag concerns about the federal approach to the issue

OTTAWA — The federal government cannot blame its failure to improve First Nations emergency management on a lack of outreach from the communities themselves, Canada’s auditor general said Monday.

Ottawa should, “in the true spirit of reconciliation,” review which First Nations need help the most instead of waiting for those communities to ask for assistance, Karen Hogan told a House of Commons committee studying her latest report on the federal government’s performance helping Indigenous communities prepare for natural disasters.

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