“British Columbians deserve easy to understand financial reporting,with a clean opinion, from their government” ~ Auditor General John Doyle
On November 6th, 2012, the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts met to discuss the Audit Plan submitted by the office of the Auditor General, who as we now know, is the current target of dismissal by the BC Liberals.
The questions and answers quite frankly, are quite onerous to read, but clearly, there are many on this committee who have issues with both his offices direct oversight and his offices intention to rectify how the government reports its financials. Of note is the fact that Doyle wanted to continue direct oversight over the Legislative Assembly Management Committee… the same committee who issued an ad looking for a new auditor general… and continued direct oversight over Transportation Investment Corporation, the crown corp overseeing the Port Mann Bridge/Hwy 1 project. The liberals did not enjoy his pointed references to their less than standard accounting…. again.
Take a look at this discussion http://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/39thparl/session-4/pac/hansard/P21106a.htm
And at the Auditors proposed Audit plan for the coming years (pdf format)…..
Most damning, is this report from December 2012 that highlighted a few recommendations his office made to the government…. and they have still yet to rectify:
” …Goverment chose accounting standards and presentation methods that reduce volatility in reported income. …. means it is easier to meet balanced budget targets.”
… British Columbians deserve easy-to-understand financial reporting, with a clean opinion, from their government. “
And after years of Doyle telling the same sad story of how the Liberals have their own method of rigging the books to create an illusion that works best for them….. you tell me why the Liberals might not want him around any more.