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Quebec’s municipal auditors’ association to study Commission report

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November 25, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

The Association of Municipal Auditors General of Quebec (AVGMQ) will study and comment on the report from the Commission of Inquiry into the awarding and managing of public contracts in the construction industry.

AVGMQ filed a brief with the Commission on July 7, 2014, outlining the concerns of its members and its recommendations with respect to the quality of the managing of public funds in municipalities with populations of 100,000 or more.

The AVGMQ brief, which deals in particular with the major problems detected in the awarding of municipal contracts, takes note of the many recommendations made in this regard and addresses ethical considerations. It also deals with the challenges encountered by municipal Auditors General in carrying out their mission.

The mission of the Association of Municipal Auditors General of Quebec is to encourage exchanges between its members in order to benefit from each person’s experience and to standardize work practices for the purpose of increasing performance, which will in turn benefit their respective municipalities, within the mandate entrusted by the Cities and Towns Act. It includes the Auditors General of the following ten Quebec municipalities with populations of 100,000 or more: Gatineau, Laval, Lévis, Longueuil, Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Terrebonne and Trois-Rivières.

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