Province's chief accountant quit after refusing to sign off on Fedeli's $15 billion deficit figure - 2018-12-05

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F94.png Province's chief accountant quit after refusing to sign off on Fedeli's $15 billion deficit figure December 5, 2018, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

The Ontario government's chief accountant resigned earlier this fall because she refused to sign off on Finance Minister Vic Fedeli's inflated $15 billion deficit, the Star has learned.

Cindy Veinot, the provincial controller, quit in September because she "did not agree with accounting decisions made by the current government."

"I believe that the consolidated financial statements of the province of Ontario as issued … materially overstate the deficit of the province for the year," she said in a submission to the legislative "transparency" committee examining the province's books.

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