Cadets Canada defends its program amid criticism from Inuvik

Cadets Canada wouldn't address specific instances where Inuvik's former Cadet leader says money was wasted, but says the organization runs its program in a cost-effective way.

Organization says it runs its program in a cost-effective way

Paul MacDonald with one of his cadets. MacDonald resigned from the Inuvik cadets last September after his complaints about the organization went unanswered. (submitted by Paul MacDonald)

Cadets Canada has responded to complaints by a former Cadet leader in Inuvik, N.W.T., and is defending its program. 

Paul MacDonald, posted a letter of resignation on Facebook a month ago. He says he had a number of issues with Cadet headquarters that weren't being addressed.

MacDonald says headquarters was wasting taxpayer dollars and is too bureaucratic. He also argued parts of the Cadets code of conduct can't be practised in the North.

Lt. Neville Head is with Cadets Canada. He wouldn't address specific instances where MacDonald says money was wasted.

But Head did say Cadets Canada runs its program in a cost-effective way.

"We have internal accounting controls. We always look at if we are getting best value for our dollar. To make sure we are providing support in the most economic way we can."

Head says that they're looking for a new volunteer leader for Inuvik's cadets.

No one has come forward yet.


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