A Brief One from Doug Draper, publisher, Niagara At Large
Posted October 25th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
An all-party committee of the Ontario legislature has passed a motion, tabled by Welland Riding MPP Cindy Forster, to conduct a full financial audit of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s operations.
Citizens, local municipal councals across Niagara and Hamilton and area members of provincial parliament, including Forster, St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley and Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff have joined a push for a full, independent audit of the NPCA for more than a year now – a push that has been met, for the most part, with a good deal of resistence and political game-playing on the part of senior managers and board members at the NPCA, and a majority on Niagara’s regional council.
The call for an afull audit has been driven by growing questions and concerns in recent years over the NPCA’s hiring and firing practices, its land-transaction practices, its tendering of contracts and other matters involving the spending of millions of municipal and provincial taxdollars.
The motion tabled by Cindy Forster, which was passed by the all-party committee earlier this Wednesday, Ocober 25th, reads as follows –
“I move that pursuant to section 17 of the auditor general act, that the standing committee on public accounts request that the auditor general conduct a full financial audit of the Niagara peninsula conservation authority”
Stay Tune to more on Niagara At Large on this development in the ongoing NPCA saga.
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