Ontario Auditor General to table annual report

Report expected to look at OPG, Service Ontario and autism programs

The province's Auditor General is expected to release a scathing annual report on Tuesday.

Part of its focus, is expected to be Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

That is just one of a list of other audits planned by Bonnie Lysyk.

It will also look at Service Ontario,  autism programs, provincial parks, health human resources, land ambulance, healthy school strategy, private schools, rehab services and violence against women.

There had been suspicions that OPG would come under the microscope soon, with a growing number of executives making the sunshine list. That includes president and CEO Tom Mitchell, who raked in  $1.7 million last year. That made him the highest paid person in the Ontario public sector.

There were 8,000 OPG workers making over $100,000 a year.

The Auditor's report comes a day after the province announced plans to table legislation to cap senior public sector salaries.

This has been an NDP demand for over a year, with leader Andrea Horwath making a recent push earlier this month. The Liberals had agreed to this request to get the budget passed.

Minister of Government Services John Milloy says they will also start consultations on pensions which will look specifically at the plans at Hydro One and OPG, amongst others.

Both opposition parties say this announcement is suspect, the Tories underlining this comes the day before the Auditor General's annual report which is expected to touch upon these issues.

This will be Lysyk's first annual report.

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  1. Frankie posted on 12/10/2013 07:57 AM
    I have a copy of the report. It says this Liberal government has "stolen" money from the taxpayer, wasted billions with nothing to show for it, sent us down a fiscal cliff on their energy policy, and our grandchildren not yet born will be paying for this disaster.

    Vote for them at our peril!
  2. Karl Burgin posted on 12/10/2013 10:59 AM
    Don't worry. This is all probably Rob Ford's fault too. Which is why the media are still holding Ford's feet to the fire, instead of the Liberals.

    They know best I suppose.....
    1. Frankie posted on 12/10/2013 11:41 AM
      @Karl Burgin Let's not forget Mike Harris. It's his fault too.
  3. Mark7 posted on 12/10/2013 12:15 PM
    It should be made mandatory for all Fiberal voters to wear a dunce cap come election time. That way we will know who the fools are.
    1. Frnakie posted on 12/10/2013 12:34 PM
      @Mark7 Everyone voting Liberal should also be forced to wear a dunce cap!
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