AG Report: Mismanagement Putting Lives at Risk
May 3rd, 2016 - 4:43pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3rd, 2016
AG REPORT: MISMANAGEMENT PUTTING LIVES AT RISK
OTTAWA – Today's Auditor General Report revealed yet another 12 months of mismanagement within the Federal Government. The report highlights many problems, including Canada's reservists being treated as second class soldiers, chronic delays in appointment process leaving people in need hanging and a veterans drug benefits mismanaged costing to veterans health and higher costs for taxpayers.
"For the last 10 years, we knew Conservatives were neglecting important files, but it's now time the Liberal government takes ownership and start fixing theses ongoing problems,” said NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre).
The report today has found that Canada's reservists are not properly trained, funded, or resourced. They are being sent into battle with inadequate numbers and equipment. The Auditor General also reported persistent issues in the timely appointments at the Refugee Board and the Specific Claims Tribunal resulting in long delays for people in need. Finally, Veterans Affairs is mismanaging drug benefits leading to an inappropriate consideration of veteran's needs and a lack of evidence based heath practices.
"The Liberal government has now been in power for six months, it's time to tackle this complete mismanagement with a focus on removing delays and helping Canadians,” added NDP Infrastructure and Communities critic Matthew Dubé (Beloeil-Chambly). "We need a government that fights for everyday Canadians.”
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