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Auditor general backs up Ford government critics in annual report

In AWARE News Network
Dec 10th, 2023
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Kinga Surma, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, trade places at the podium during a news conference at Ontario Place, in Toronto on April 18, 2023
Value-for-money reports critique province on Ontario Science Centre, health care, the environment and more

Critics of the Ford government got hundreds of pages of ammunition in a massive report released by Ontario’s auditor general Wednesday morning.

Acting auditor general Nick Stavropoulos’s annual report contains a dozen value-for-money audits, many of which back up long-standing criticisms of the government on key issues.

These include its controversial decision to relocate the Ontario Science Centre, its management of the staffing crisis in health care, its stewardship of the environment, and partisanship in taxpayer-funded government advertising.

Stavropoulos, government ministers and opposition leaders are scheduled to speak to the media about the audits at Queen’s Park later in the day.

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