1.07.16 - “Order a line-by-line audit of government spending to bring an end to the culture of waste and mismanagement in government”
Rather than a line-by-line audit, the Ontario government conducted a less comprehensive review of government spending. For this reason, the promise is considered partially kept.
“The review looking at 15 years of Liberal spending was commissioned this summer and conducted by accounting firm EY Canada. It had previously been called a line-by-line ‘audit’ but [President of the Treasury Board, Peter] Bethlenfalvy said that type of exercise would have taken far longer.”
“The Ford government commissioned the review and billed it as an ‘unprecedented line-by-line audit’ of government spending. But the firm itself says its report was not actually an audit.”
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