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June 16, 2010

We need full ACCOUNTABILITY , TRANSPARENCY, AUDITS

 

We need full ACCOUNTABILITY and TRANSPARENCY especially from this Canadian Conservative Government. This is tax payer’s money, not a general slush fund for the elected, hired. Where are the full audits on any and also on all of  the really big Governmental spending that Canadians mostly aren’t allowed to know about from their own governments? Federal, provincial and Municipal as well,  And now do the ‘whole’ job . DO ALL receipts and all expenses, or get out of the way! Audit the MP’s, audit the Fake lake, the $1.2 Billion summit fiasco in the armed camp, do really audit any and all of the BIG SPENDING Harper Government on the $100’ Billions they’ve also likley wasted over the last 4 1/2 years.  All THIS sis still not   good enough. There needs to be provisions to allow for a forensic audit of individual MPs if anything suspicious comes about from the performance audit. We also all do want real accountability. We do  also  like to see people go to jail if they misused any money. Good members should all anyway voluntarily submit to an audit. The names of those who do not should be published and reviewed in full. All this now should be common place and accepted Parliamentary procedure too. So where is it?

People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/06/15/parliament-expenses-ag-fraser.html

We are  astounded that each MP has not already been, annually, audited. 20 years? Are you serious? These are all public employees, and should be treated as such!

We do have a right to know. We demand it rightfully too now. And what does the con Harper have to hide that his government will not allow it? He asked the same thing of the previous Lieberal government. Imagine that – the Cons the MP’s now are blocking the FEDERAL AUDITOR GENERAL from looking at individual MP’s expenses. Are they afraid that the AUDITOR GENERAL will find something untoward in her audit.  Whatever happened to “transparency” and “openness”? That was  just a line of BULL that these parliamentarians give in order to get elected, but rarely do, did  they allow  “transparency” and “openness” as we know, see. 

1. It’s our money.
2. If the expenses are valid, there’s nothing to worry about.
They should audit every MP individually. They are spending our money, and we all  want to know how.  “Every other department of government gets audited, so it should be no different for MP’s. After all they work for us and we have every right to know how their spending (our) money.”
  “I would have a simple website where you could click on the name & face of each and every MP and have a page that lists all their claimed & approved expenses refunded with out tax dollars. If they are avoiding putting the expenses out in the open, then there is obviously something they do not want the general populace to know.  “
  
 

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