Auditor Releases Report into MACSI Funding Scandal

Friday, October 29, 2004 at 15:01



The province has released the provincial auditor’s findings into the spending scandal at the Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan.


The report found that there was inappropriate use of public funds at MACSI between June 2001 and February 2004.


That included payments made for building repairs and renovations not done, board expenses and vehicle costs, and expenditures made without proper authority.


The report also found that MACSI did not maintain essential records and rules and procedures to appropriately safeguard public funds between April 1998 and February 2004.


However, auditor Fred Wendel found no evidence of inappropriate use of money by MACSI between April 1998 and May 2001.


Wendel’s report also slams Saskatchewan Health. Wendel says the department’s oversight processes were not adequate. He also says Sask Health did not always take prompt or appropriate action to remedy all problems it knew about, or should have known about.


MACSI’s board of directors has already been replaced.