Metis National Council faces financial audit by outside consulting firm

first_imgOTTAWA — The finance minister for the Metis National Council says he embraces an outside financial audit of his organization.David Chartrand says he expects a financial review by the firm Ernst & Young to be completed by next week.Chartrand says the federal government’s decision to hire the firm to scrutinize the council’s books stems from a complaint from a person he describes as a “disgruntled” former employee.The office of Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says it cannot comment because the financial review of the Metis National Council is ongoing.The Metis National Council has had a close working relationship with the federal government and at a June meeting known as the Crown-Metis National Summit, the organization’s president thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his leadership.Chartrand also says no one in his organization, which is meant to reflect and promote the aspirations of Metis governments, has received a call from the RCMP regarding the issue.The Canadian Presslast_img

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