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Federal probe into use of fake Indian status cards for tax breaks due at end of month – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201867 Views

Indigenous Services hired auditing firm KPMG to conduct probe

Jun 14, 2018

An investigation launched by Indigenous Services last fall into the use of fake Indian status cards has included interviews with three Mohawk communities and Canada’s border agency, according to a document released by the department.

CBC News reported earlier this week on the Confederation of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (CAPC) which provides members with cards the group’s leader claims bestows the holders with Indigenous rights to hunt, fish, cross the border and obtain tax breaks for purchases. According to lettering on the cards, the holder is also entitled to “trans-border trade and mobility rights in North America.”

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