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Aboriginal Affairs spending shortfall amounts to $1B, internal document says

Graphic: APTN

Graphic: APTN

5-year federal analysis of ‘lapsed’ spending lists top underspending departments

By Dean Beeby, CBC News, June 5, 2015

The department that delivers programs for Canada’s indigenous people has held back more than $1 billion in promised spending for social services over the last five years.

That significant level of so-called lapsed spending — money promised but never spent — places Aboriginal Affairs among the largest “serial” offenders, that is, key departments that regularly spend less than budgeted in big dollar amounts year after year. Read the rest of this entry