It’s ‘a community matter’: Feds abdicate responsibility for questionable health care spending to Sagkeeng council – Global News

June 13, 2019

Federal officials say it’s up to a Manitoba First Nation to decide what to do about health care money funding questionable purchases, despite the fact the funding comes from Canadian taxpayers.

An internal audit into the a Sagkeeng health centre showed more than $1.3 million was spent on things like travel allowances, speeding tickets, toys, movies, and honorariums for paid staff at Fort Alexander Health Centre in the community.

The audit was called for by the current Chief, Derrick Henderson, after being elected in 2017 and firing the previous board of the centre.

But despite the allegations of mismanagement of funds, no money has been ordered to be repaid and the federal government has not committed to investigating any further.

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