Liberal Government’s infrastructure plan to be audited by Auditor General

THE Conservatives on Wednesday passed a motion calling on the Auditor General of Canada to immediately conduct an audit of the Liberal government’s Investing in Canada Plan.

Luc Berthold, Conservative critic for Infrastructure and Communities, said: “The Liberals’ record on infrastructure is one of failure, and they have done everything in their power to hide that fact from Canadians. Now that the government can no longer hide behind their majority in the House, Parliamentarians have passed a motion to uncover the truth about how the $186.7 billion infrastructure program has been managed.

“Given the lack of transparency and accountability coming from the Trudeau government, Conservatives believe this audit is necessary to determine why the Liberals’ infrastructure plan does not respect the Liberals’ promises. Multiple reports from the Parliamentary Budget Officer have shown that the Liberals have not been forthcoming with information about how the announced infrastructure funding has actually been used.”

Berthold said: “We will use our strengthened Opposition in order to ensure that that the Liberals cooperate fully with the Office of the Auditor General so that Canadians can get the answers they deserve. It’s time to get shovels in the ground and Canadians back to work.

“After forcing the government to create a Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, the Conservatives have now passed this second motion, forcing the government to be transparent and accountable to Canadians.”