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Chief Bobb and Council
Spuzzum Indian Band
SITE 3, C-11, RR 1
YALE BC, V0K 2S0
Ref: 2012-13 Recipient Audit Results and Follow-Up
Dear Chief Bobb and Council:
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), formally known as Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), conducted a number of recipient audits in fiscal year 2012-13, including an audit of Spuzzum Indian Band. Please find attached a copy of the full audit report, subsequent audit findings and a summary of the report. The summary will be published on the department's website in the coming weeks, along with this management letter. Should you wish to, you may provide a written response to me, pertaining to this audit within 30 days. Your response will also be posted.
As a result of this recipient audit, a non-compliant amount had been identified and is subject to recovery. A representative of INAC will contact you shortly to discuss the next steps related to repayment.
The audit report also included recommendations to assist in improving management practices. We look forward to working together to develop a plan to address the management recommendation.
Please contact your regional INAC representative to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about this audit.
Paul J. Thoppil, CPA, CA
Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer
c.c:. Anne Scotton, Chief Audit & Evaluation Executive
Lynda Clairmont, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations
Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General, British Columbia Region
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