Taxpayer group singles out chief of Standing Buffalo First Nation

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation named a Native leader in Saskatchewan as the "winner" of one of its government waste awards.

The group said Standing Buffalo First Nation Chief Roger Redman earnes more than Canada's prime minister. The prime minister's salary was $317,000 in 2011, CBC News reported.

"When band members gathered to impeach him, the Chief padlocked the band office and confiscated the chequebook. For leading the Standing Buffalo reserve, home to 443 people, Chief Redman took home more after-tax income than the Prime Minister, and each of his councillors out-earned Saskatchewan’s premier," the group said.

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