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B.C.’s financial bookkeeping is ‘unacceptable,’ says auditor general

The government’s financial statements were ripped apart by a recent report by the Auditor General, the Victoria Times Colonist reports.

The province is keeping books in an “unacceptable” way, the report claimed, with too few details, nor does it explain billions in spending.

John Doyle produced the report on the government’s financial statements Thursday, underlining the need for transparency of the more than $80 billion in government contracts.

Doyle once again offered a “qualified opinion” on the province’s year-end bookkeeping process, called public accounts.

Doyle made eight total recommendations to improve government accounting. The provincial government’s comptroller general rejected them all.