John Doyle

Find Out What B.C. Politicians Expense

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbians will soon be able to see the personal spending records of the politicians they send to Victoria.After several recent spe...

Naming The Great Moments in Canadian T.V.

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
D.K. Latta

Recently, there's been some of that recurring soul-searching that occurs in Canadian entertainment. Globe and Mail columnist John Doyle got people talking after penning a piece decrying the mediocrity of Canadian T.V.

BC Election 2013: The Confidence Gap

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The phoney campaign has finally given way to the real thing. The writ is dropped, the legislature is dissolved and politicians are out on the hustings. And as voters know well, that means big, glitzy promises. But imagine promises that wouldn't need sod-turnings or ribbon cuttings? Meaningful promises that every party can sign-on to, because they're about good government, not party ideology.

Meet B.C.'s New Auditor General

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A veteran accountant has been appointed British Columbia's new acting auditor general.An all-party committee of the B-C legislature named R...

Scathing B.C. Carbon Audit

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A delayed, discredited, but highly-anticipated environmental audit of the British Columbia government's carbon-cutting program by auditor g...

Auditor General Faces Backlash

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A possible breach of Parliament prompted the Speaker of the British Columbia legislature to put a highly-anticipated report from the audito...

B.C. Air Ambulances Slammed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's air ambulance provider seems to have its head in the clouds when it comes to tracking its own performance and looking fo...

'Culture Of Entitlement' A Problem

CBC | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s outgoing auditor general says the province's financial accounts are slowly being cleaned up, but there's still much work to be done. ...

Legislature Getting Its Act Together: AG

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s auditor general says the mess in the financial accounts of the provincial legislature is slowly being cleaned up, but there's still ...

$324-Million Contract Not Working: A-G

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's decision to outsource administration of the Medical Services Plan and PharmaCare to a U.S.-based company has failed ...

B.C. Failing To Protect Biodiversity: Report

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government's record on protecting the province's rich biodiversity is "troubling," the B.C. auditor general said Thur...

Auditor General To Head Down Under

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s auditor general is quitting his post with a parting shot that some people in government don't understand accountability or transparency. Joh...

B.C. Clerk Slams Auditor General

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The growing tensions between British Columbia's take-no-prisoners Auditor General John Doyle and members of the Liberal government and offi...

Why B.C. Paid Their Legal Costs May Never Be Revealed

CP | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER — Taxpayers in British Columbia may never fully learn why the government paid $6 million in legal fees for two former ministerial aides no...

AG Slams Panel In Charge Of His Future

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Auditor General John Doyle says his independence is under attack by a legislative committee struck to review his appointment and he's consi...

B.C. Criminal Database Not Safe: A-G

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - More than one million police files that include deeply personal witness statements and some of British Columbia's most sensitive government...

2 More Years For Auditor General?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A B.C. legislative committee has voted to offer John Doyle a two-year extension as auditor general.The move is a reversal of an earlier dec...

B.C. Place Costs Under Investigation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The NDP says B.C.'s auditor general will examine the half billion-dollar cost of renovating B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, work that inc...

Changes To 'Profoundly Flawed' AG Process

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

More than a week after criticism over the non-renewal of the outspoken B.C. auditor general, the premier announced that legislation will be introduced...

B.C. Independent Officers Should Never Be Re-Appointed

Jordan Bateman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

B.C. taxpayers should be grateful to John Doyle for his persistent, hard-nosed work over the past six years. And perhaps six years is too short of a term, but renewal should not be an option. Now it's time for another watchdog to come in and give issues fresh eyes and a fresh voice, just as Doyle built on the work of previous auditors general.

Christy Clark Stands By Decision

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark is backing a government committee's decision not to renew the six-year contract of Auditor General John Doyle.Clark's...

B.C. Auditor General Ousted: NDP

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia auditor general John Doyle — whose investigations into payments related to the BC Rail corruption trial and other alleg...

Secret Payouts For B.C. Politicians

CBC | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The speaker of the B.C. Legislature admits a secret decision to provide severance to all MLAs who lose their seats because of recall petitions was pro...

Significant, Serious Issues In B.C.'s Books, Says Auditor General

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Speaker of the house has accepted blame after the auditor general panned the legislature Thursday for keeping "messy" f...

BC Hydro Enriches Itself While Stiffing Customers

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Business
Jordan Bateman

It's been a tough year for BC Hydro, but the Crown Corporation is lost in an electrical storm of its own making. Scathing reports, rate hikes, smart meters, layoffs and a CEO resignation have left the company reeling. Now it's time to realign BC Hydro's 'gold standard' with what ratepayers want: good value and low rates.