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Province considering how to proceed with city hall reviews

City hall's involvement in the construction of a new police headquarters building on Graham Avenue, along with a review of the city's real estate dealings, are subject to provincial review.

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City hall's involvement in the construction of a new police headquarters building on Graham Avenue, along with a review of the city's real estate dealings, are subject to provincial review. Photo Store

The Selinger government has received formal requests from city hall to review external audits into the police headquarters project and major real estate transactions.

A provincial government spokeswoman said the province is "currently determining the appropriate approach," to deal with city council’s requests.

City council has asked the province to review the EY audit into 33 major real estate transactions and the KPMG audit of the construction of the police headquarters project – reports released two weeks apart earlier this month.

Both audits found city officials on several occasions failed to follow the city’s own policies and procedures and did not carry out their work according to recognized administrative standards.

The auditing team said the civic administration, in the name of expediency, had awarded contracts without tenders, and without determining if the city was receiving good value.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM CDT: Corrects release time of reports.

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