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BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 9:12 am

BC NDP STILL OPPOSE AUDITOR GENERAL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Jan. 17, 2013

SURREY – The first office of the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) opened its doors this morning in Surrey. British Columbia’s first-ever AGLG, Basia Ruta, was on hand along with Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett.

Not surprisingly, the NDP continue their silence on this.

“Basia Ruta will be a great resource for municipal governments. She will work with them and help them ensure their taxpayers’ money is well spent – a goal I know they share,” says Kootenay East MLA and Minister of Community, Sport and Natural Development Bill Bennett.

“I am, however, disappointed the NDP persist in refusing to support this,” says Bennett.

“Disappointed, but not surprised.”

The primary purpose of the AGLG is to help local governments by offering neutral, non-binding advice that will help increase efficiency and effectiveness. A number of municipal government officials have expressed support for the creation of an Auditor General for Local Government.

But not only did the NDP vote against the legislation, they continue to oppose the concept of an auditor for local government.

“This is a glimpse into the NDP mindset: they believe money exists only for governments to spend. They simply don’t understand or believe in value for money, or fiscal accountability,” says Bennett.
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Gone_Fishin » Feb 7th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Obviously, the NDP is trying to protect their planted boy in Vancouver, NDPer Gregor Robertson, from audit. What kind of mess would an audit find in BC's largest city?
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 2:06 pm

^^^ Hey, you've nailed it! It would surely suck for the NDP with scandal surrounding Gregor.

And what do you know, both Gregor and Adrian have been convicted of theft. Two peas in a pod.



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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:14 pm

The fact is the mayors do not want it.
They view it as being redundant.
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:32 pm

Thief Theresa Spends doesn't want to be audited either. Gregor the NDPer is the LAST person who wants an audit, IMO.

And, as usual, dipschit Georeg lies about the desire for an AGLG in his stupid retort:

"A number of municipal government officials have expressed support for the creation of an Auditor General for Local Government."
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Municipal governments already have audited accounting systems.
They are also accountable to the taxpayer.
Why waste more bucks?
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Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:39 pm

And TRY not to use pejorative terms.
Makes ya look babyish.
And more votes...for the...???
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:42 pm

Dopey Georeg doesn't understand that the AGLG will do performance audits rather than just financial audits. He's happy to be in the dark about whether local governments are getting value for the money they spend, as he is an aspiring local government politician that doesn't want to be held accountable! :dyinglaughing:
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:46 pm

Wonder if the local govt. guy will last longer than
The B.C. Auditor General?
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local ... ls-1.66811
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Veovis » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:50 pm

A great amount of auditing is the testing of systems and controls not simply seeing if the books are in order.

It's how you find things like 100 people being accurately paid is financial audited and correct, however with the system in place it takes 100 people, but an audit of the system shows that it should only be taking 90 people and there is 10% waste.

Many areas of governments, healthcare and education could benefit from this happening much more often.
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:58 pm

Veovis wrote:A great amount of auditing is the testing of systems and controls not simply seeing if the books are in order.

It's how you find things like 100 people being accurately paid is financial audited and correct, however with the system in place it takes 100 people, but an audit of the system shows that it should only be taking 90 people and there is 10% waste.

Many areas of governments, healthcare and education could benefit from this happening much more often.



Correct. However, Georeg is afraid some lazy union bums might be kicked to the curb if if a value-for-expenditure audit is performed. He's gotta stand by his Brothers and Sisters regardless of the cost to taxpayers.
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 4:00 pm

Prove there is not adequate auditing now.
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 4:02 pm

George+ wrote:Prove there is not adequate auditing now.



Tell us of one single audit that has explored value-for-expense of a local government. Just one.

When you ran for Regional District chair for Joe Rich against Mr Hayes, weren't you concerned that taxpayers were getting value for their money?
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 10:36 pm

Did not run for regional district chair.
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Re: BC NDP Oppose Auditor General for Local Government

Postby Gone_Fishin » Feb 7th, 2013, 11:59 pm

George+ wrote:Did not run for regional district chair.



That's right, you didn't run, you crawled. Kelly ran, and finished far ahead of you. :dyinglaughing:
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