Ottawa's auditor has no plans to look at the biggest project the city has ever undertaken
An audit of Phase 1 of the city's light-rail plan isn't something Ottawa's auditor general plans to look at next year.
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Ottawa’s auditor general has a lot on his plate next year – but a closer look at the biggest project the city has ever built isn't on the table.
Now one city councillor wants to know why that is.
Coun. Diane Deans raised the issue Thursday at the city’s audit committee, wondering why the auditor was not planning to conduct an audit of Pahse 1 of the Confederation Line project.
“I can think of no more pressing audit that the city should be doing than Phase 1 LRT,” she said. “We have an obligation to understand the actual costs of Phase 1
The cost for the line has been pegged at $2.1 billion, but Deans said
“I have nothing bad to say about LRT," she said. "I just want to understand the costs."
Deans calls fell on deaf ears at council with no other
The current plan calls for audits into the city’s social housing registry, the road services branch, the security and emergency management department and several other areas.
Auditor general Ken Hughes committed to providing a memo to Deans about the cost of that kind of
“The procurement policy is working.”