Press Releases 2006
December 6, 2006
Children's Aid Society
Of York Region
85 Eagle Street West
Newmarket , ON L3Y 4X7
Dear Mr McNamara,
Re: York CAS statement on the Auditor General's Report
I acknowledge your email of December 5 th in which you provide a statement on behalf of the York Region Children's Aid Society in response to the Auditor General's Annual Report that was released yesterday.
While I appreciate your initiative in providing your assurance that steps have already been taken to address the shortcomings brought to your attention by the Auditor General, I am concerned that the integrity of the York Region CAS continues to remain in question for the following reasons:
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and the members of the York Region CAS Board of Directors at your earliest possible convenience to review the Auditor's Report as it relates specifically to York Region CAS. It is imperative that I be able to respond to public inquiries raised by the Auditor General relating to what is viewed by many as unconscionable conduct and gross mismanagement of public funds.
I would like to be in a position to provide not only factual information to my constituents concerning the state of York Region CAS, but also the assurance that the child welfare responsibilities of the York Region CAS are now being administered responsibly, both fiscally and morally.
Thank you for sharing your statement with me and I look forward to our meeting in the near future.
Original signed by:
Frank Klees, MPP
CC Julia Munro, MPP
PC Community & Social Services Critic
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