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Description: Perhaps it should not surprise us when government departments fail to implement a recommendation from the auditor general. But this one seems to defy imagination. In 2011, the federal auditor general informed the government that a consultant hired to manage First Nation finances had been part of an alleged fraud the previous year. Yet the First Nations employing the consultant were not informed until 2016.

Date: February 10, 2017;

Source: theglobeandmail.com

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-took-years-to-warn-ontario-first-nations-about-fraud/article33977472/

Discussion Points:

1) How do you think this situation occurred?

2)  Wiley’s  Auditing: A Practical Approach discusses the so-called Fraud Triangle. Do you see any parts of the fraud triangle as having played a role in this failure?

3)  As a citizen and taxpayer, what do you think can be done to improve these communication issues?

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