...Why, I Believe It Is Called 'Auditing'.
Well, well, well....
What do you know.
The clerk of Snooklandia in Abstentia, Mr. Craig James (yes, that Craig James), is hopping mad at Auditor General John Doyle for, ummmmm....
Rob Shaw in the VT-C has the story:
B.C.’s auditor general wants to examine every financial transaction made by the legislature last year, in a continuation of his scathing look into financial mismanagement at the capital buildings.
John Doyle has requested all financial moves made by the B.C. legislature in 2011-12, which represents more than 28,000 transactions, said Craig James, clerk of the house.
“Why?” James asked. “Why do you want all 28,000 financial transactions? And so there’s no explanation. We’re not interested in a fishing trip.
“I expect the Office of the Auditor General to provide the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia with a plan.”
James made the blunt comments Friday as part of a closed-door meeting with clerks and speakers from other Canadian provinces, held in the legislative chamber.
The proceedings were broadcast unintentionally on the legislature’s public speaker system...
...“There’s been this disconnect and boiling animosity between this place and the Office of the Auditor General,” James said in his speech.
“Next week I’m meeting with the representative of the Office of the Auditor General to get to the bottom of, ‘What is it that you’re doing?’ ”
The legislature would like to see an audit plan from Doyle’s office before it complies with his request, said James.
“I think that’s only fair,” he said....
Mr. James wants fair?
I'll tell him what's fair.
It's fair for the Auditor General, who has already demonstrated that the legislative books are a complete mess, to get to the bottom of this so that the people of British Columbia actually know what the heck is going on in there.
And, based on that, if Mr. James does not want to give the AG everything he wants he should get out of the way and let someone else, someone who actually respects the people of British Columbia Mr. James is supposed to be working for, do the job.
Mr. Shaw's piece also notes that the Speaker of Snooklandia is now saying that the AG's previous report on the Ledge finances was flawed because he, the AG, didn't ask for enough stuff...These people are shameless really....Shameless.
Finally, as paisley point out in the comments, you might also remember Mr. James for....this.