To the Editor,
The C.D. Howe Institute, a Toronto based "Think Tank" graded the different cities in Canada for their disclosure of financial data to the public.
Durham region barely passed with a D+ and this grade is a disgrace.
As a taxpayer in Durham region I would like to know:
What is being done to address the issue of Durham region becoming more accountable with the financial data for the taxpayer?
Will the Regional Police budget be addressed this year, to address the high costs of policing, and will this budget be presented to the taxpayers locally by our regional councilor?
I also understood that the issue of the number of councilors sitting for Durham Region would be addressed, to assist in cutting the costs to the taxpayers, what is the status of this issue?
I believe the taxpayer deserves answers to the questions above, as it is OUR tax dollars that are being spent, and transparency and accountability of the budget are essential.
Will we see a presentation worth an “A” or are we going to have to live with the disgraceful grade “D+”?
C. Simpson, Uxbridge
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