Gomery Report details 4 chances to stop Abuse

CBC News, 1 November 2005

Concerns about the sponsorship program surfaced within the federal government at least four times before Auditor-General Sheila Fraser was asked to investigate allegations of mismanagement, Justice John Gomery's first report said Tuesday.

Little was done to address those concerns, however. In some cases, brief investigations led to even less control being exercised over taxpayers' money.

The first opportunity for correction came in 1995, when Public Works and Government Services Canada employee Allan Cutler became concerned over the actions of Chuck Guité. 

Guité was the Public Works bureaucrat who ran the sponsorship program virtually as a one-man show, ignoring the normal government contracting rules. [...]

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