This half a billion dollars is not just small change to the taxpayers who paid for these undocumented expenses which remain closely guarded by politicians and our Supreme Court from the public who paid for such expenses in the first place.
The question that must be immediately answered is why after a full year is Sheila Fraser still waiting to review all these and other expenses paid for by Canadian taxpayers that are career politicians continue hiding from the people while our Supreme Court drags its feet on this issue of transparency and openness in parliament?
Canada’s former auditor general Ken Dye has stated, “She would be annoyed. She would say the same things I'm saying: ‘I've got an audit act that I'm responsible for executing and these guys are thwarting my duties.”
He further stated “You wonder why they're resisting. What are they trying to hide? I think that in a time of accountability I have no trouble at all having the country's auditor general examine any bit of public money.”
Liberal MP Shawn Murphy, chair of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, elected by the people of Canada to represent them, NOT her or her fellow elected members of their respective political party, obviously DOES NOT know the meaning of transparency.
Her lame excuse for not revealing these public paid for expense by herself and other members of the House and I quote is “There is an issue of transparency,”
Well the public also paid for the audit done by KPMG so it all boils down to the politician’s interpretation of what transparency is.
Sort of like the Bill Clinton fiasco of what the interpretation of is, IS.
Politicians from all parties had better quickly realize and understand the meaning of openness and transparency.
They immediately must ensure that ALL expenses paid for by taxpayers are released and made available to ever Canadian and NO LONGER SHIELDED from a PUBLIC AUDIT PROCESS.
The time has come for the introduction of legislation at all levels of government, municipal, provincial and federal which clearly defines TRANSPARECNCY for these career politicians from all political parties who fail to understand the meaning of openness and transparency in Public Service.
All Politicians answer to the people just as Toronto is OUR CITY, YOUR VOTE and OUR FUTURE TOGETHER begins with your victory on October 25, 2010, for our North York Community and Toronto as one united city within a united country.
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CLARKE an INDEPENDENT NOT a CAREER Politician or supporter of any political party, special interest group or lobbyists. PETER is your average citizen candidate and answerable only to the people NOT a political party, special interest group or lobbyist