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City declassifies report: Unauthorized cash advances made to concert promoter

In a rare move, HRM city council has made a report discussed in a private meeting public, and details of an investigation into unauthorized spending by the city’s acting CAO have come to light.

HRM Release:

Please be advised that an InCamera Report submitted to Regional Council by the Audit and Finance Standing Committee with respect to a financial liability has been declassified.
The Motion approved by Council is as follows:

That Regional Council approve the recommendation of the Audit & Finance Committee, as amended by Council;

1.   The booking of a contingent liability in the amount of $359.550 as per the budget implications section of the March 15, 2011 Private and Confidential Audit & Finance Committee report, from Fiscal Services M310-6999 Other Goods and Services

2.   Refer the issue of staff conduct, policy and guidelines around HRM’s role in concert promotions, governance and internal controls for Metro Centre Limited to the HRM Municipal Auditor General for his consideration for further investigation

3.   That the Private and Confidential Audit & Finance Committee report of March 15, 2011 be released to the public, pending Council approval on March 15, 2011.


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