Ontario Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk, in her annual report about government spending, lambasted the Wynne government for it’s poor performance and wasteful spending .
Ms. Lysyk slams the government’s cap and trade program, suggesting that it will likely cost businesses and individuals over $8 billion over the next four years, and to make matters worse, she suggests that the program won’t come anywhere near meeting their greenhouse gas reduction targets.
The report also tells us that the Transportation Ministry is allowing contractors to pave roads with substandard asphalt , resulting in costly repairs to those roads.
Oh, and did we mention that many of those cost cutting contractors, still received government bonuses ?
But the biggest concern is an inefficient health care system.
Wait times for patients needing hospital beds, are way too long.
That could be because over 4,000 hospital beds are occupied by patients who should really be in a long term care facility or getting home care, but those programs are woefully underfunded.
And despite public outcry about bloated expenses for e-health and Metrolinx among others, inefficiencies are rampant.
The report paints a rather bleak picture of the government’s performance, and with an election not too far away, they don’t have much time to get their act together.