April 08, 2016

Trudeau’s Liberals budget $8.4 BILLION for Aboriginals: See where this money is really going

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

You’ve probably heard of PayPal. It’s the popular online bank, a payment system, really. We use it at The Rebel. So do more than 170 million customers around the world.

But PayPal just cancelled a $3.6 million expansion in North Carolina, costing the state 400 jobs. On account of a "new state law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.”

I'll read this law to you. It applies to schools mainly, not a private company like PayPal. It’s not really onerous in terms of gay rights.

But you know where there are NO gay rights? Saudi Arabia and other places where PayPal does business.

I’ll tell you what PayPal would really do with their $3.6 million if they really cared about gay rights…

NEXT: Paige MacPherson from the tax watchdog group Canadian Taxpayers Federation has the latest roundup of NDP Premier Rachel Notley's financial waste this week - and why it's not getting better.

THEN: Political Science professor and Aboriginal affairs expert Tom Flanagan unpacks the contributions to First Nations from Trudeau's budget. There’s a 20 per cent increase in Aboriginal funding, and Flanagan says it will be “very hard to track.” So much for transparency.

FINALLY: I read your feedback to me, good and bad!

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commented 2016-04-12 13:16:48 -0400
Instead of imagining a story search for the facts. Query the government about the funding. Trudeau has promised transparency. Why not test that be asking for accountability?
If that is not forthcoming, that’s your story.
commented 2016-04-11 19:22:22 -0400
The program will not even come up. I am a premium member and nothing?
commented 2016-04-11 13:30:54 -0400
Gheri Celin, I know that Clarence Louie (Osoyoos band chief) is asked and paid to speak all over the states by different tribes. Some Canadian chiefs and band members however, see him as a threat to their gravy train and make sarcastic comments when he is mentioned as a good example for other bands. Very telling.
commented 2016-04-11 12:19:24 -0400
Maybe aboriginals, those that are successful, should share their success with those aboriginals that are not successful, similar to equalization payments, nation to nation I believe is their most favourite term. I wonder how that would fly?
commented 2016-04-11 12:18:31 -0400
Education is certainly a pre requisite to ending this never ending story but an education is useless when there is no work. Like I always said you have to go to where the work is and thats not on the reserves , thats in the towns and cities of southern Canada. This segregation has to stop before any meaningful and sustainable progress is made.
commented 2016-04-11 10:20:17 -0400
Nothing will change, it is now big business to be in indian affairs. Cheifs that want more money to line the pockets with and screw the little guy on the rez. Then you have the gov side thousands ore employed making sure nothing changes except expansion of the gov side. This will just be more money to waste. Why not save the chiefs the trouble and put it directly into an offshore account for them save them the trouble of laundering it.
commented 2016-04-11 09:48:45 -0400
So PM care bear is correct “Canada is back” – back to payola, patronage brokering and lies – the uncompleted business of the party clientele from the Chretien years.
commented 2016-04-10 21:38:44 -0400
The people of Canada, with the assistance of Aboriginal activists and the CBC were deceived by the IRS report and regrettably so many “believers” of the report are currently obstructing change that might benefit the grassroots Aboriginal communities. By refusing to publish an accurate background of the historical truths leading up to the establishment of these schools it became impossible to understand their impact on today’s Aboriginal,society. We have clear evidence that the original intendees were removed from conditions almost too primitive and horrendous,to be believed; isolation, filth, hunger and cold, physical abuse and neglect. There are citizens still living who could describe the condition of the children on arrival; filth with open sores an abscesses, immaculate, covered with fleas,,lice and other vermin, dozens upon dozens suffering from FAS. It wasn’t pretty, but it was true. The vast majority were provided with the opportunity to improve their lives and learn a language,for,future success. It is non debatable that my words are true, but they don’t fit the intended propaganda. Education is the only means of having Canadians actually understand, but the mainstream media either has their collective heads in the sand or are afraid to report the truth.
commented 2016-04-09 22:31:09 -0400
The Chiefs and council members live in luxury as their band members live in poverty. I remember talking to a Band Chief when he was in Toronto, he was more concerned about a party with cocaine and prostitutes then he was concerned about the needs of his band members. Liberals buying votes and misleading the people.
commented 2016-04-09 16:31:04 -0400
It took PM Harper ,quite a while to get Chiefs to disclose how much they paid themselves. This was a popular legislation among the POOR tribes . Justin ,playing at being PM , reversed this decision . This is extremely popular among the RICH tribes.
commented 2016-04-09 15:32:41 -0400
As I stated for years the “native industry” and reserves are Canada’s apartheid … as long as they remain outside of mainstream Canada they will remain in poverty….. there is no other group any where that receives the billions of dollars that they do and still cannot manage to get themselves educated, jobs and make their own living….. the sole reason they (the average native) remain in poverty is because the chiefs steal most of the money and to hell with the people who should receive it.. time to do away with reserves and the chiefs…
commented 2016-04-09 14:44:31 -0400
The Government hands out roughly $10,000,000,000 each year to the Native Industry. The Government hands out roughly $10,000,000,000 each year to the Farming Industry. In both cases, the Rich get Richer and the poor are used as examples as to why they are ALL Victims. It is really good thing thing to have lots of ‘victims’ that are suffering—- It is a really stupid thing to bring out Gov’t legislation that only benefits the Rich. It is a good game.
commented 2016-04-09 13:33:27 -0400
Bill Elder, yup. split from the whole demented process as soon as I could find the door. I was stationed up at Alert for a spell and had the chance to work on some of the reservations in the high artic. those poor people are trapped up their with greedy sociopaths controlling their every move with absolutely no chance of escape. every now and again, you would find one hiding in the back of the Otter trying escape the abuse. it would tear you up inside knowing that you have to hand them back to the hands of their abusers. if they need the cops, they have to fly them in. sometimes that could take days depending on the weather. by then , it is too late.
at least down here in the toilet bowl, you can walk away and never look back.
commented 2016-04-09 12:35:56 -0400
“recently the reservations have become an incubator of destructive radicalization inflamed by professional Marxist agitators from off reserve” Bill makes a really important point here. Some chiefs are in cahoots with those who would shut down the country if they could. Some of it is foreign funded. They are being used as a vehicle to put a wrench in any resource project. It works for the chiefs, it works for the Marxists, and it works against Canada.
commented 2016-04-09 12:28:25 -0400
I don’t know that any politician has the will to completely scrap the Indian act. I agree it is the only way. Even Harper said he didn’t want to scrap it. Natives try to exist somewhere between the patriarchal Indian act, and patriarchal chiefs. Both are corrupt and don’t have the people’s best interest at heart. Only strong individuals, the ones who have been encouraged or inspired by something or someone get out and make productive lives for themselves. I see them, I know them also, but I don’t think those numbers are greater than those stuck in the mud who never get off the reserve. We are certainly led to believe there are more victims than success stories.

The fact that education and jobs training isn’t well funded says volumes. There is no interest in giving them a "ladder’ when a ‘hammock’ works just fine keeping them in perpetual victimhood. Its a big industry, and if all natives had strong families, and lived and worked among us, with us, there would be no jobs for those running ‘the industry’.
commented 2016-04-09 12:01:48 -0400
Thanks Accuna, I take it you’ve been on these welfare plantations?

AFAIC the reservation system is Canada’s greatest civil/social/human abomination – the sad thing is those on the reserves welcome being slaves on a plantation. Truly sad. I wish there was a way to fix this without having to fight our way through the shit storm of venal politics and scavengers inherent in the indian industry.
commented 2016-04-09 11:39:34 -0400
Bill Elder, the only way to preserve one’s identity as a native is to get off the rez. it is a truly horrible, sick and twisted place to raise a child. politics rule the rez.
and I agree, it is a gulag.
commented 2016-04-09 11:34:25 -0400
Nothing will change, nothing, they will piss the money away and continue to live in self created hell holes blaming everyone but themselves. This will do nothing but create more welfare dependent Indians the cycle continues. The chiefs must be thrilled more stupid liberals handing them money with zero receipts required as usual. The local rez near where I live will not even empty there garbage they just throw it everywhere. Including over the bank into the river. AS USUAL LIBERALS CONTINUE ON WASTING BORROWED MONEY WE DONT HAVE.
commented 2016-04-09 11:33:19 -0400
I have been largely silent on the issue of Native Canadian issues because it is too easy to confuse individuals with the politics of the First nations shakedown industry and its practitioners.

I want to start by saying I’m no expert, and I’m not native, but I have had a lot of personal experience with native and Metis individuals across western Canada – primarily as friends, acquaintances and in business dealings – I have lived, worked, partied, hunted and fished with these folks and many remain as close as family to me. I see a marked difference between those who live off reserve(70%) and those who are “Rez-idents” (30%). I like to deal with people on an individual basis and reject group stereotypes, but with the ongoing degeneration of the native culture on Reserves producing institutionalized self destructive cultural norms, it is only the experience I have been gifted to have with my native friends and business associates that keeps me from making broad brush condemnations.

It is important to understand that the reservation system (and the political, legal, adiministrative systems and special interest pressure groups which keep it alive), are largely responsible for the chronic sad state the native reservation culture finds itself in. The reserve is a gulag, a ghetto, which requires dependency on welfare, venal politicians, klepto economic reserve administration and substance abuse – recently the reservations have become an incubator of destructive radicalization inflamed by professional Marxist agitators from off reserve. I believe the key to bringing first nations into the triumvirate founding and governing cultures of Canada (French, English and Native) is to close the reserves, scrap the “indian act” and spend the billions a year wasted on this failed gulag system on integration through affirmative action education and business grants.

I think that perhaps many reasonable people confuse overall native culture/behaviour/ethics with that they see displayed by the prehensile politicians and violent/toxic Rez subculture. All my native friends live off reserve – many consider they “escaped thee reserve – many have de-listed themselves as “registered Indians”. There are lots of decent well adjusted rational native people – I like to think they vastly out number those who chose a radical anti-Canada political gulag or who choose a one way trip to the pen or the morgue. But frik, it’s hard some days to give a shit, after reading the latest news – but my personal friendships help me reject this negative stuff.
commented 2016-04-09 09:38:30 -0400
What I can’t seem to wrap my head around is – I grew up in the Yukon and British Columbia and have seen the Native reserves first hand ,the Native people don’t respect them selves let alone anything else.I have seen 18 year old kids driving brand new $60 k Trucks and destroyed with in months , my children no of some that receive $100 k once they turn 18 ? no one gave any of us 100 k when we turned 18 I can go on and on,lastly for years all you here is they don’t have the same opportunities as the white people do BULL SHIT all they have to do is get there lazy asses out of bed and go to school and get an education , then go get a job just like everyone else .
commented 2016-04-09 06:52:55 -0400
@sam Young commented 3 hours ago
So with that much money going to the aboriginals, does that mean the Shoal Lake reserve are finally going to get clean water and highway access?
They have received enough cash to do this many times over.

Their corrupt leadership has pissed it all away.

No pity from me on their plight – they will not allow any federal intervention – they just want the cash.

Want to live in isolated squalor?

Then suck it up or move – or get with the program and use the cash for something other than keeping reservation elites in comfort.

And do not come back to me pointing fingers – the truth might hurt – but it is the truth – and Canadian trash keep perpetuating the myth of the “hard done by indian” – when in fact there has been enough cash to allow them all to live in luxury if they were only to demand fairness from their own.
commented 2016-04-09 04:03:14 -0400
So with that much money going to the aboriginals, does that mean the Shoal Lake reserve are finally going to get clean water and highway access?
commented 2016-04-09 01:51:09 -0400
Important to talk about our convoluted Aboriginal situation, who else is doing it but the Rebel. To the rest of the media the reality is hush ,hush. Its like Canada’s dirty little secret. It is depressing but we need to continue to shine a light on the problems, whether the media spin, political agenda, lawyers or chiefs.
I am heartened when I hear a success story. It reminds the ‘industry’ leeches that with a little imagination and honesty, they would all be out of a job. That’s how close they are to losing theirs.
commented 2016-04-09 01:02:39 -0400
Frank Mann a tattoo means nothing but then again Justins mom was such a slut , he may be part of that tribe.
commented 2016-04-09 00:09:01 -0400
It’s a good job is letting everyone in the country where the money is going….. oh wait, he isn’t.


Meanwhile on the left, The Young Turks channel that doesn’t have a paywall, a slick production
and 8 million viewers across all their channels in 6 years just jumped 200,000 subscribers in 2 days.

Gee, I wonder why the left is winning……….
commented 2016-04-08 23:25:24 -0400
Libranos are just pimping up the players in the native extortion industry – new Bwana in Ottawa spreading some skim to the native capos to keep the barricades down this summer.
commented 2016-04-08 22:53:20 -0400
More Cadillacs for Chief Theresa “Spends-a-lot”
commented 2016-04-08 22:43:32 -0400
Okay, Newman, tell me where the money is going.
Why haven’t you noticed the tattoo on Trudeau’s left shoulder. It indicates he’s a member of a West Coast tribe.
Conflict of interest? Maybe, maybe not.
commented 2016-04-08 22:18:43 -0400
Oh come on people … $8.4B is just a drop in the bucket. I’m sure the chiefs will spend it wisely.

The CBC didn’t get enough money as far as I’m concerned. They can probably use more … all they need to do is ask.

Those pesky anti-terrorist people probably think they got shafted … $8M is too much. They shouldn’t get any funding at all.

Now that the unemployment rate is going down slowly but surely the complete liberal party faithful should all get raises.

The millions given to the UN should’ve been higher. Billions would have been better. Global warming is going to increase because Canada’s CO2 output will be higher due to more births. All they need to do is ask.

Bombardier is going to declare bankruptcy if they don’t receive more cash from the Canadian government. $1B from Quebec and $1B from Canada won’t be quite enough. If they need more all they need to do is ask.

Refugees – more is better.

WhatTheHell … Ah, c’mon – the alarm already (shaking head and trying to wake up). What a freakin’ nightmare. I just dreamed I’d been liberalized. Brrrr. I think I’ll go and wash my brain with bleach now.
commented 2016-04-08 21:56:22 -0400
I remember watching an APTN host/journalist pronouncing Stephen Harper as “Step Hen” Harper. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. She hadn’t even heard the name of the Prime Minister enough, or cared enough, to learn how to say his name. She was obviously reading off a TelePrompTer and had NO idea what she was reading.