The provincial government has said it will be reviewing health authorities, school boards and Crown corporations to ensure public funding isn't subsidizing "unreasonably high compensation levels or administrative costs." But who will those reviews be conducted by? Finance Minister Colin Hansen didn't have an answer to that question yesterday. And, when contacted by Public Eye, government declined to say whether those reviews would necessitate an increase in comptroller general Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland's budget if her office is assigned that task.
But the government pointed out the terms of reference for the reviews presently being undertaken by Ms. Wenezenki-Yolland allows her to "retain technical experts and conduct studies, research and analysis (e.g. financial review including debt management) as deemed appropriate."