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A learning experience

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From his scrum with reporters yesterday, Tony Clement looks on the bright side.

Reporter: Didn’t you know that you needed paperwork on your handing out government money?

Clement: Well, we knew that we had to make sure that every penny was documented, and in fact, that was the case. The fact of the matter is each project had to be–had to be subject to a contribution agreement so that the partners and the municipalities would account for every penny and indeed the auditor-general–the good news for the taxpayers is the auditor-general was quite clear that no money was misappropriated nor was–nor did we have a situation where money was unaccounted for. So that’s the good news for the taxpayers but I think we–we have something to learn from that report, just like every report that she does is a learning experience.