Another day, another Liberal connected organization under suspicion for mishandling (stealing?) monies from the public purse to be spent without any oversight or accountability.
First it was unexplained and hidden sponsorship deals with TIFF.
Now it’s alliances with the Royal Ontario Museum.
Looks like anyone who aligns themselves with these Liberal hucksters will be able to manage the monies of their organization with little or no oversight!
Can anyone spell: Oligarchy?
These latest revelations come when Metrolinx corrected information previously provided to the Toronto Sun regarding an audit of a troubled promotional partnership program from that time period. The provincial transit agency has been under fire since the Sun uncovered two troubled programs in 2011 last month, one where $30,000 of taxpayers cash was spent on an agreement to sponsor the Toronto International Film Festival and another with Rogers Centre that gave agency staff access to exclusive VIP tickets to an NFL game.
An internal audit of the deals uncovered the fact that the Rogers Centre deal did not have proper signatories but still went ahead. Metrolinx auditors worried that could open the agency up to potential lawsuit.
The ROM agreements centre around promotion of two exhibits, Water and Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World. The agreements don’t involve a cash swap, as the 2011 TIFF deal did, but instead focused on an advertising exchange.
In both agreements, Metrolinx is offered a private VIP tour for 10 people prior to public opening. Free vouchers to the exhibits are also offered.
“The language used in the agreement is standard for ROM agreements and these kinds of offers are included, but I again want to assure you that we did not request nor receive any tickets,” said agency spokesman Anne Marie Aikins said in an e-mail to the Sun.
Both agreements were signed by Metrolinx officials, but do not have signatures from ROM managers. Because the agreements did not involve a cash exchange, it was felt the signatures were not necessary, she said.