Bouma questions the Minister of Finance regarding the Commission of Inquiry

Bouma questions the Minister of Finance regarding the Commission of Inquiry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 18, 2018

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Will Bouma questioned Finance Minister Vic Fedeli today on the government’s Commission of Inquiry into Ontario’s finances.

“For the last 15 years, the people of Ontario and especially in my riding of Brantford-Brant watched Queen’s Park in frustration. The previous Liberal government time and time again mismanaged taxpayer dollars while insiders got rich off the public purse. But what’s worse, on top of the waste and scandal, is that we were not provided an accurate picture of the province’s finances.” Bouma stated.

Bouma also pointed out it took independent officers, like the Auditor General and the Financial Accountability Office, to expose just what was going on.

Minister Fedeli responded, “We will be giving the commission of financial inquiry an expansive mandate. They are going to chase down any and all budgetary spending and accounting practices that might compromise the public’s faith in our public finances. This work will be completely independent from my office, from the Premier’s office and from any government office.”

MPP Bouma’s follow-up supplementary highlighted it’s of paramount importance that we start the path back to fiscal balance in Ontario and that this is true transparency and accountability, something that was sadly non-existent in the previous government.

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Watch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0bR0rsF7ZM

For more information, contact MPP Will Bouma at 519-759-0361 or [email protected]