“RESTORING TRUST”: Premier Doug Ford Launching Official Inquiry Into Liberal Government Spending & Accounting Practices

“We will give the commission an expansive mandate to chase down any and all budgetary, spending or accounting practices that might compromise the public’s faith in our public finances,” said Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.

The Ford government is taking unprecedented steps to restore Ontarians trust in public finances.

Premier Doug Ford, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli, and Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy have announced they are launching a commission of inquiry into the accounting practices of the previous Liberal government

“One of my first actions as premier was to bring in the best and the brightest to build on the great work of the Auditor General, follow the money and shine a light on the darkest corners of the government,” said Ford. “I want the people to have a full, honest and accurate picture of Ontario’s finances. You deserve to know where your hard-earned money is going, how it was being wasted and how we’re going to fix it.”

The government will be creating an Independent Financial Commission of Inquiry to get to the bottom of what happened.

“We will give the commission an expansive mandate to chase down any and all budgetary, spending or accounting practices that might compromise the public’s faith in our public finances,” said Fedeli. “I am confident that this commission has the right leadership, the right mandate and the right resources to get the job done.”

The Ford government will also – as promised – initiate a line-by-line audit of government spending:

“This audit will examine the entire broader public service,” said Minister Bethlenfalvy. “If the government is paying for something with your tax dollars, you deserve to have confidence that your money is being spent with prudence and care.”

Added Ford, “I promised the people of Ontario that we would put an end to the party with your money. With this decisive action, that is exactly what we are doing. Promise made, promise kept.”

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Ron Voss
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Ron Voss

A lot of bureaucrats must be shaking in their boots.

Elmer Doell
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Elmer Doell

Way to go!!!

Canada is next! 2019 & then through a bunch of liberals in jail!!

Tommy Hawk
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Amazing and heartening.

With the exception of Saskatchewan under Brad Wall, this, to my memory is what ‘governing’ means — looking out for the interests of those who pay and pay handsomely for respectful and beneficial serving — sort of comes with that old-fashioned term: “Public Servant,” something woefully absent 98% of the time in the past few years — at all levels of every government.

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

Tommy Hawk,

Well said. Thank you.

Christine
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Christine

Great news! The steps that Doug Ford are taking impress me each time.

NancyW
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NancyW

I really hope they can put these criminal Lieberals/NDP in prison for what they have done to Ontario. I hope Andrew Schere also will do this also and make Canada some new laws, so our governments cannot ever waste our tax dollars again without being able to pay it all back before their term is complete and start paying off our huge debt so that Canada can become prosperous again, budget cuts like getting the Lieberal socialist CBC gone, out of the Paris climate fraud accord, out of the UN waste of money, etc.. Just with the interest payments on… Read more »

shawn harris
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This is great news indeed. Now all Ontarians can finally get to the truth about how the Liberals spent Ontario into bankruptcy. After all, what else could or would you call having the world’s largest sub-sovereign debt load of over 340 billion dollars. With this inquiry, there should also be a legal Judicial inquiry into every Liberal scandal, because with each scandal more of our tax dollars was wasted and no value for money spent was earned. And the judge presiding over the inquiry should be given the power to recommend laying of criminal charges as the evidence warrants. There… Read more »

Bruce
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Bruce

Ford is doing all the right things ! This initiative should help move the bar. I look foreword to seeing the results. Perhaps this initiative sets the standard for incoming governments that follow corrupt liberal and NDP regimes across the nation.

Ralph Knapp
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Ralph Knapp

Promise made, promise kept! There will be a lot of useless waili9ng and gnashing of teeth from the Opposition as they see their sand castles crumble into dust.

Leena
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Leena

I wonder how long they’ll allow Doug Ford to sit. This could get hairy.

Ralph Knapp
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Ralph Knapp

It’s a great first step and worth every penny it will cost! By engaging an independent, outside source to do the audit will unearth the true financial condition of the province. However, the Liberals are likely a “tad” nervous.

A.A. Burley
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I bet butts is involved inthese scam renewable energy company’s. This is how he made his millions he brags about. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised that the foundation has it’s fingers in the Provincial Cookie Jar