Departing AG leaving her post at the end of May

Sheila Fraser calls on government to tackle living conditions for aboriginals

In her last public address as Canada’s auditor general, Sheila Fraser told reporters on Wednesday the federal government has several pressing issues it must address in the coming years. The most pressing include Canada’s aging population, the disintegration of infrastructure, climate change, and the plight of aboriginals. “We cannot simply continue to do the same things in the same way,” Fraser said of living conditions on First Nations reserves. “There needs to be a serious review of programs and services to First Nations. “We need to identify what services should be provided and by whom, as well as the funding required and the expected results.” After 10 years on the job, Fraser will leave the post that put her at the centre of some of the most compelling stories in Canadian politics on May 30.

National Post

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