Premier Kathy Dunderdale responded forcefully to the province’s acting Auditor General this afternoon, saying they are not hiding anything inappropriately.
In acting Auditor General Wayne Loveys’ report released Wednesday, he said his office couldn’t get documents needed to audit the province’s infrastructure spending choices.
“I think we’re very open and transparent,” Dunderdale said. “We make incredible amounts of information available to the Auditor General, as we should.”
Dunderdale said only a “narrow” group of documents asked for by Loveys, those which inform cabinet deliberations, were refused.
The government is drawing criticism for a lack of documentation around $5 billion in infrastructure spending. Both the Liberal and NDP leaders have said that the government should give Loveys whatever he needs to do his audit.
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