6 October 2016
For immediate release
Bevan-Baker disturbed by e-gaming report, looking for systemic change
Green Party of PEI Leader Peter Bevan-Baker is deeply disturbed by many of the findings in the Auditor General’s report on the e-gaming initiative, and will be looking for strong measures to prevent future abuses.
“Despite not having access to all the information, the report shows clearly that there was a premeditated, concerted effort to move this project forward in a way that would keep it from public scrutiny,” said Bevan-Baker. “It shows an administration that made extraordinary efforts to hide how they spent tax dollars. I find that alarming.”
The report makes important recommendations for improving governance in the Province. “While it is absolutely important that people be held accountable for what happened, we also need to focus on putting in place measures to make sure these sorts of abuses cannot happen in the future, and that there are serious consequences if they do.”
Bevan-Baker is looking forward to further discussions on this file and will be focusing on implementing better policies to improve governance practices. “Part of our job as elected members is to hold Government to account, but it is also to change policy and legislation to correct problems with how our government functions,” said Bevan-Baker. “I want to make sure we don’t forget about fixing the root problems in our rush to assign blame. We will have more to say on this issue in the following weeks.”
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