'Culture of entitlement' in legislature, B.C. auditor general finds
Unusual financial arrangements for retiring officers of the legislature: report
CBC News, Mar 13, 2013.B.C.'s outgoing auditor general says the province's financial accounts are slowly being cleaned up, but there's still much work to be done.
John Doyle's latest report says an all-party legislative committee that oversees finances needs to work harder to ensure greater openness and accountability.
But the report also says there have been some improvements in record-keeping and accounting since his audit last July.
Last year, Doyle said the records were so disorganized, he couldn't determine if bills were being paid.
"There's a culture of entitlement and an inappropriate inattention to proper management process that has been in the legislative assembly for a considerable period of time," Doyle said on Wednesday.
Doyle's latest report points out what he calls unusual financial arrangements for retiring officers of the legislature.
On Thursday, Doyle will be release his report into the so-called ethnic outreach scandal.
With files from CBC's Stephen Smart.