Responding to a recent survey conducted by The Niagara Independent, 96 per cent (499) of Niagara Independent subscribers who took part say the Niagara Region should “re-establish an independent audit team to oversee the Region’s financial activity”.
The question was put to subscribers after a number of contract procurement issues have surfaced at the Niagara Region in 2020 including internal audits withheld from Council, sole sourcing contract awards, and the recent troubled biosolids program.
Of the 528 respondents, only 23 indicated that the Niagara Region should not re-establish an independent audit team and six opted to skip the question. The survey was conducted in a fashion that did not permit multiple responses.
Imagine being on the road, at different arenas, in countries all over the world, for over two decades and all of a sudden it comes to a complete stop.
As Niagara teeters on the brink of a second lockdown, we’re starting to see some signs of just what this second wave will look like. Put bluntly, it doesn’t look good.
Ontario Auditor General (AG) Bonnie Lysyk has done a terrific job for the province throughout her seven-year tenure to date (of a ten year total term) in the job.
This week it was reported that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was fooled by a prank caller pretending to be Greta Thunberg, who wished to discuss climate change and exchange insights with Trudeau on global environmental issues.
There are rumblings in the corridors of power in Ottawa that Federal Finance Minister and heir apparent Chrystia Freeland will earmark $1 billion for vaccine production on Monday.
TNI Weekly Roundup is out. Have a read.