WATERLOO – Catherine Fife (Waterloo), Official Opposition NDP Finance Critic, is requesting that the Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee prioritize the Auditor General’s Greenbelt report, so it is the first order of business when the Committee resumes.
“As Ontario’s Official Opposition, we will use every legislative tool that we have to seek answers and end the corruption at Queen’s Park,” Fife said. “The scale of this corruption – billions of dollars – and this government’s pervasive disregard for due process, accountability, and transparency, makes the Committee’s work urgent,” she said.
In her letter to the Committee Chair, Fife cited precedents to prioritizing the Auditor General’s Special Reports, including those on the Liberal government’s Ornge and gas plants scandals.
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts can conduct public hearings, calling representatives from the government and the broader public sector, with the goal of providing analysis and recommendations to the Legislature.
The Official Opposition NDP has also formally requested that the Legislature be recalled immediately to return the lands to the Greenbelt for protection.