Category Archives: Auditor General

Big-Hearted Contracts for Multi-Nationals

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This was one of those weeks where cynicism hovered over the Legislative committee room threatening to soak my sense of hope that politicians can do better. Auditor General Kim McPherson presented the first volume of her work for the year to our Public Accounts Committee. Our job is to ensure that Departments spend the budgets approved by the Legislative Assembly […]

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“It’s Incredible! I just could not believe my eyes!”- Jean-Claude Basque – 21 June 2017

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By Jean-Claude Basque It’s Incredible! I just could not believe my eyes! Moncton – “These are just a few of the nice words that came to my mind when I read the news about the Department of Social Development paying Ernst and Young $13.2 million dollars without even going to the tender process.“ says Johanne Petitpas, co-chair of the Common […]

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Government consultant paid $13M for $10M in savings – Telegraph-Journal – 20 June 2017

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Article by Robert Williams Photo by Robert Williams It is extraordinary that this is happening. They’re issuing contracts for over $12 million without any clear objectives, without any clear measurables, without any clear deliverables, that seem to have been drawn up by the consultant on the consultant letterhead. – David Coon New Brunswick’s auditor general is blaming a “culture of […]

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N.B. editorial: Take auditor general’s findings to heart – Telegraph-Journal – 22 June 2017

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Article by Telegraph Journal Photo by Robert Williams In her typical calm, dispassionate way, Auditor General Kim MacPherson has once again pulled back the curtain of government secrecy on a stunning abuse of taxpayers money. After paying a consulting firm, Ernst and Young, a staggering $13 million to find $47 million in savings in the Department of Social Development, the […]

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Province paid $13M to consultants to find $10M in savings — maybe: Telegraph-Journal – 20 June 2017

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Article by Jacques Poitras Photo by Jacques Poitras A government-hired consulting firm was paid millions of dollars by New Brunswick taxpayers, despite not saving nearly as much money as promised, according to the province’s auditor general. Ernst & Young played a role in setting the terms of part of the contract the firm later bid on, which Kim MacPherson calls […]

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