Thursday, 11 March 2010

Working in Montréal today --Who is minding the store?

Good morning folks, I will be working in Montreal today and looking forward to a nice spring day, albeit a bit early.  Now don't misinterpret this as the return of the featured weather reports, filling those balloons took way too much time.
Just a short set of musings in regard to out-going Toronto mayor David Miller.
It was with a bit of fan fare that Miller with budget chief Shelley Carrol and mayoralty candidate deputy mayor Joe Pantalone that $104 million was announced as 'found'.
Just to be clear here, they didn't run off and make 100 million for the city and were ready to receive their deserved accolades, no no no.. they first lost it, misplaced it, failed to account for it, left it in a desk drawer, whatever.
One question that leaps into my mind is, "did they look in the other drawers of the desk too?".
The other question, no doubt on the lips of you that are familiar with balance sheets, income statements, cash flows and trial balances is .. "Who is auditing the city's books, just who the hell is in charge?".
Have a good day, and balance your chequebook.
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld -- Envoyé de mon sans fil portatif BlackBerry

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