A Private Member’s Bill to better follow taxpayer dollars has passed second reading at Queen’s Park. It is being pitched by Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller, and will essentially give the Auditor General the tools they need to see what services are being delivered, and what value the province gets on public money.

Miller says the Auditor General’s powers are wearing away, and Bill 67 will help to ensure tax dollars are being well spent. He says if it is passed into law, it will allow the provincial Auditor to follow public money as it goes to indirect recipients and into third party organizations.