Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

City nixes releasing expense receipts relating to new police HQ

  • Print
The new police headquarters

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Enlarge Image

The new police headquarters Photo Store

A request from some councillors and the public for the release of all expense receipts related to the police headquarters project is meeting opposition from city hall.

The downtown development committee opted to take no action on the request – from Coun. Paula Havixbeck, councillors on the Assiniboia community committee, and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation – following the advice of civic administration.

The CTF had earlier requested the information through an Access to Information request and was told it would cost $3,000.

But the CTF’s Colin Craig said the receipts would be part of the audit that council ordered last week on the police headquarters project, adding there shouldn’t be any costs associated with the request and wanted the fee waived.

The administration was opposed to waiving the fee and told the committee the receipts shouldn’t be released at all, claiming they would be needed for the audit and that staff time would be spent removing the names and addresses of the suppliers and other businesses.

Coun. Brian Mayes, a member of the committee, said there seems to be no purpose to release the receipts publicly if they form part of the audit, adding however he will support releasing the documents at a later time if they are not included in the audit, which must be completed before the end of June.

"I appreciate people want the information but it’s going to be coming forward as part of a larger audit," Mayes said.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

History

Updated on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM CST: adds photo

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Weather for final Fringing weekend

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Gardening Column- Assiniboine Park English Garden. July 19, 2002.
  • A one day old piglet glances up from his morning feeding at Cedar Lane Farm near Altona.    Standup photo Ruth Bonneville Winnipeg Free Press

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Will higher pork prices change your grocery-shopping habits?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google