Auditors Report- a Symptom of a Larger Disease with the UCP Government
The Auditor General’s recent Consolidated Financial Statements of the Province of Alberta 2019-2020 report of more than $1.7B in accounting errors highlights the fact that the UCP government has retained the entitlement mentality of previous conservative governments, disdaining accountability in spending, and using sole source contracts to limit transparency.
The Canadian Energy Centre, also known as the “Energy War Room”, has spent millions with no oversight or accountability to taxpayers. All with no discernable outcomes in achieving vague and undefined goals.
Handing out sole source contracts, delaying reporting for AISH, spending without limits and canceling contracts with huge penalties were common knowledge, but the impact was underestimated.
“Jason Kenney promised Albertans that the books would be put back in order - that cannot be done without transparency and honesty. Good governance includes being transparent with contract sourcing, being accountable for your decisions and responsible with taxpayer dollars. These are core principles of the Alberta Party, but they should be core for all parties, especially the one with the provincial chequebook.” said Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske
The Alberta Party calls on UCP MLA’s to step forward and hold their own Cabinet to account for the missteps and deliberate obstruction of responsible processes and financial practices.
“UCP MLAs wouldn’t accept this kind of governance from another party, they shouldn’t accept it from their own,” Fenske added.