Wynne Government Calls into Question the Credibility of Auditor General: FedeliFebruary 13, 2017
QUEEN’S PARK – The Wynne government has decided to ignore the warnings of the Auditor General and will instead accept the findings of a self-appointed private panel, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli stated today.
The panel concluded, contrary to what the independent Auditor General insists, $10.7 billion in pension funds should be counted towards artificially balancing the budget. The Auditor General has been very clear in her recommendations – the government is unable to legally unilaterally access these funds and they should not be used to artificially balance the books.
“The Wynne government has left Ontario’s finances in tatters. A long line of experts are telling us that the province’s books won’t be balanced this year. And when the Auditor-General didn’t give the answer they wanted, they went out and hired someone who’s findings would prove more convenient,” said Fedeli. “They will not balance the books this year unless they find major tax hikes and cuts to healthcare.”
“The people of Ontario have to ask themselves who are they going to believe: the independent auditor general or a scandal-plagued Wynne government?” concluded Fedeli.