'The funding request was not made in a transparent manner'

The Auditor General's Spring and June status reports have now been released

The Auditor General’s Spring and June status reports have now been released. The G8 Legacy Fund is covered in chapter two of the former.

In our view, the manner in which the G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund was presented did not make clear to Parliament the full nature of the request. By including the request under the item “Funding for the Border Infrastructure Fund relating to investments in infrastructure to reduce border congestion,” the government did not clearly or transparently identify the nature of the request for funding—that is, G8 infrastructure project spending.

We could not conclude on project selection because documentation was not available to show how projects were chosen.

Early reviews are in from the Canadian Press, Globe, Star, Postmedia and CBC.

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