Government of Canada

Government of Canada

February 01, 2007 08:37 ET

Minister Day Announces Forensic Audit of the Kanesatake Mohawk Police Service

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2007) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced that Canada's New Government will conduct a forensic audit of the Kanesatake Mohawk Police Service in order to shed light on the allegations of mismanagement of funds, which occurred under the previous government.

"Canada's New Government will not tolerate mismanagement of Canadian taxpayers' money. Unlike the previous government, any allegation of mismanagement is a matter that our government takes seriously," said Minister Day. "That's why a forensic audit will take place as soon as possible," he added.

The forensic audit will follow up on the observations made by auditors working on a financial audit regarding the management of financial activities in Kanesatake between April 2003 and March 2005, as well as the expenses incurred by the Kanesatake Mohawk Police Service.

The government decided to proceed with a forensic audit following discussions between Public Safety and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada as well as the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada. The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has been informed of this decision.

A Request for Proposal was sent to Public Works and Government Services Canada on January 24, 2007 to select the third party who will manage the forensic audit.

Minister Day also indicated that this matter has been referred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863
    or
    Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
    Media Relations
    613-991-0657
    www.publicsafety.gc.ca