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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

auditor general delays audit into highwood communications.

Alberta Auditor General Fred Dunn has delayed or canceled 27 of the planned 80 systematic audits because of budget constraints (apparently, in Alberta, our politicians underfunds two of a government's most important responsibilities, Audits and elections).

Among the delayed includes a recently announced audit into the now defunct Highwood Communications that has been postponed until October 2009 (for more on Highwood Communications...).

Other important audits that have been delayed or canceled include investigations into the collection process of Alberta natural resource royalties (delayed indefinitely), post-secondary education facility capacity and utilization (canceled), post-secondary program planning (canceled), Sustainable Resource Environmental Management (delayed until 2010), and measuring the effectiveness of the fiscal regime of the Department of Finance and Enterprise (delayed until 2011). A full list can be found here.

(h/t Trish Audette)


Chandler Kent said...


Anonymous said...

$2 billion for Carbon Capture and not enough for the Auditor General to do his job?

Anonymous said...

Another nail in the coffin of Albertan Democracy...but is anyone really surprised?

Anonymous said...

They must be running out of closets in the Legislature to hide all of these skeletons!

Seriously, it is bloody awful that Team Stelmach uses budget constraints to sweep aside a whole host of trouble for themselves.