NDP demands documents on missing $3.1 billion in anti-terrorism funding

OTTAWA – Ahead of tomorrow’s NDP Opposition Day, New Democrat Treasury Board critic Mathieu Ravignat (Pontiac) tabled the following motion today in the House of Commons:

“That, in light of $3.1 billion of missing funds outlined in Chapter Eight of the 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada, an order of the House do issue for the following documents from 2001 to the present, allowing for redaction based on national security: (a) all Public Security and Anti-Terrorism annual reports submitted to the Treasury Board Secretariat; (b) all Treasury Board submissions made as part of the Initiative; (c) all departmental evaluations of the Initiative; (d) the Treasury Board corporate database established to monitor funding; that these records be provided to the House in both official languages by June 17, 2013; that the Speaker make arrangements for these records to be made available online; and that the Auditor General be given all necessary resources to perform an in-depth forensic audit until the missing $3.1 billion is found and accounted for.”