Monday, July 15, 2024
Editorials

Greater oversight needed

If you’ve paid a municipal fine in the last five years, there’s a good chance more than half of that didn’t make it into the MRC’s coffers.
The MRC Pontiac sent out a press release in March detailing the fact that it had been defrauded of more than $170,000 from January of 2012 to August of 2017.
The money was taken out of a fund administered by law firm RPGL Avocats for municipal fines on behalf of the MRC.
It was recently revealed that the $170,000 came out of a fund that totaled more than $284,000.
That amounts to 59 per cent of the total amount of money owed to the municipality from fines.
How is it possible that nobody noticed that the MRC was short $170,000 from a pool of more than $284,000?

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