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REPORTING · 18th November 2011
Walter McFarlane
The next question was would the Council support the creation of an office for the Auditor General.

Randy Halyk said he does not support the auditor general project the province is promoting as it questions the Councils ability to make decisions on Taxes. He was concerned with losing our autonomy as local government and they do not have much left. If they give up more autonomy, why have a local government.

Jim Thom said they should do it if the government pays for it. The provincial Government rules them anyway. The municipal is only a government in name only. If the provincial government pays for it, let them. He said we do good audits.

Joanne Monaghan said the staff is not to keen on the Auditor General. She had nothing further to say. She said when she was the president of UBCM, she found out communities were placed between saloons and asylums in the constitution. They could not get anything as communities. Glen Clark and Millar signed Municipalities as a third order of Government.