Tories cite deficit in eliminating auditing jobs

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By Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail, 20 June 2011

The Conservative government is scrapping an entire team of auditors as two financial watchdog departments reveal the latest casualties of Ottawa’s deficit fight.
Officials at Public Works and Treasury Board are outlining – after weeks of delay – how they will find the millions in savings first promised in the March, 2011, budget.
On the chopping block is Audit Services Canada, an auditing shop available for a fee to all other departments that bills itself as having “a 50-year track record of helping to improve public sector accountability and operation. (...)

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