Aboriginal Affairs spending shortfall amounts to $1B

CBC – 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.