Ontario government cracks down on excess spending

Workers at 22 provincial agencies must post expenses online
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/28/2009

With the recent outcry around inappropriate spending practices at eHealth Ontario and Ontario Lottery and Gaming, the Ontario public service will face greater scrutiny of their expenses thanks to new accountability measures.

“Recently, inappropriate spending practices were uncovered at two of Ontario's agencies. And while the vast majority of public servants follow the rules scrupulously, and work hard to protect tax dollars, some do not,” said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty in a letter to government workers. “It's more important than ever to ensure we all take responsibility for tax dollars. Every tax dollar counts — particularly at a time when some have lost their jobs and government is hard at work helping to put people to work.”