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Kananaskis golf course contract will be reviewed by auditor general

Alberta's auditor general will review a controversial contract signed between the former PC government and Kan-Alta Golf Management Ltd., a private company running the Kananaskis golf course, after more questions were raised about the issue.

Opposition is calling for former ministers to appear before committee

Floodwaters brought widespread damage to the Kananaskis Country Golf Course in 2013. (CBC)

Alberta's auditor general will review a controversial contract between the government and Kan-Alta Golf Management Ltd., a private company running the Kananaskis golf course, after more questions were raised about the issue. 

The audit will examine whether the arrangement provides value for money, whether it followed government procurement policies and how the contract is being managed.

Auditor General Merwan Saher will review the contract between the provincial government and Kan-Alta. (CBC)

Earlier this year, the Prentice government said spending would stop on the golf course; however, Wildrose MLA and chair of the public accounts committee Derek Fildebrandt says the NDP government acknowledges it will spend $1 million on the contract this year.

"We think it's important for the former ministers to explain themselves — why their statements in the past do not seem to jive with the facts we have now in the present," said Fildebrandt. "And so we're going to be inviting them to speak before the public accounts committee."

The golf course, which has been closed since it was heavily damaged by floodwaters in 2013, is now being repaired.

Auditor General Merwan Saher isn't giving interviews, but his review will be released early next year.

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