The Canadian Press

2015-06-11 | NL Auditor General Report

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Newfoundland and Labrador's auditor general is flagging millions of dollars spent on external consultants in his latest report. Terry Paddon found that about 29 million dollars spent by Transportation and Works on external contracts often didn't follow government hiring guidelines. (Finance Minister Ross Wiseman says the failure to follow government guidelines is unacceptable. He says the government is implementing Paddon's recommendations for tighter oversight.)

Date: 2015-06-11
Placeline: ST. JOHN'S, N.L.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in 50 of those contracts they exceeded 105th hundred and 10% of the original contract and no treasury board approve the soft for the over run it is important to note that some of the overruns approached 4000% four thousand percent of the original contract >>