The Canadian Press

2006-11-28 | Auditor-General-Stewart

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Former Ottawa Roughriders half-back Ron Stewart got into some serious trouble with the federal government. Auditor General Sheila Fraser said Stewart was improperly paid at least $325,000 while employed as Canada's correctional investigator. In a report to Parliament on November 28th, Fraser dedicated an entire chapter to Stewart's dubious work and spending habits. Fraser said Stewart cashed out unpaid leave he wasn't owed, and charged for computer equipment he didn't know how to use, but gave to family members. Fraser said Stewart also had taxpayers foot the bill for trips to Grey Cup games -- and even to his high school reunion.

Date: 2006-11-28
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 29 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the behavior we have served on the part of the former correctional investigator and the fact that it persisted over a long period of time and was not reported are extremely disturbing this kind of conduct is certainly not typical of the public service and I would caution all not to generalize from isolated examples to the public services a hole in my experience the majority of public servants do it here to the high standards expected of them >>

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