July 30, 2014 10:05 am

Salaries of First Nation chiefs, councillors to be posted online

People will soon be able to look up the salaries for First Nations chiefs online.

Andrew Vaughan / The Canadian Press

REGINA – People will soon be able to look up the salaries for First Nations chiefs online.

Tuesday was the deadline for First Nations to submit their financial statements to the federal government.

The salaries of chiefs and councillors will be posted on the federal government website over the next few weeks.

The change comes after Ottawa enacted new legislation that allows the government to post the financials publicly.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been pushing for the salaries to be made public since 2009.

Colin Craig, prairie director of the CTF, says people were frustrated by the money being spent on reserves and then not being disclosed.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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