MP calls for formal audit of CanNor
Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington is calling on the auditor general to conduct a formal audit of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.
Last month, a leaked document obtained by CBC-Radio Canada from the federal comptroller general found that CanNor officials had violated a list of financial management rules including expenditure control, contract management and the use of credit cards.
"It’s clear that things are not fixed yet at CanNor," he said. "The information that was provided by the agency about the internal audit on their website is severely lacking in details. So I think the only way we're going to get to the bottom of this is to see an independent agency like the auditor general take a look at it and determine what’s going on."
Steve Outhouse, a spokesperson for Leona Aglukkaq, minister responsible for CanNor, responded on her behalf.
"The fact is an audit was just done," he said. "It was an external audit of the organization, and that’s what makes this look so desperate. Dennis Bevington is trying to distract from the fact that he broke his election promise. He didn’t vote to kill the long gun registry. So now he's looking for something he can do to generate some sort of other story to throw people off that fact."