LGPI Transparency Index 2012

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Services provided by municipalities are very important, but unless they move cities, citizens can't source these services from a competitor. This is why it's essential that have access to the highest possible standard of reporting when it comes to the finances and the quality of services provided by municipalities. Residents can't shop around for a city like they can for a car, but if they know how their city's performing, then they can bring informed pressure on their elected representatives.

The LGPI Transparency Index rates the annual reports of municipalities by applying ten basic tests. The emphasis of these tests is on the generosity of detail provided - it is assumed that financial statements have been properly audited.

Transparency Index Data Table 

CityTimeliness of audit opinionReceipt of accounting awardAdditional commentary and statisticsCapital assets reportedCapital assets depreciated/fundedExpenditures by object reportedGoods/contracted services separateDepreciation Recorded (object)sort descendingExpenditure line items definedHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
Saint-Jerome0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
St. John's0/40/24/88/84/40/10/10/10/20/216/33
Saint-Hyacinthe2/40/26/88/84/41/10/10/00/20/221/33
Cape Breton1/40/22/88/84/40/10/10/10/20/215/33
Charlottetown2/40/24/88/82/41/10/10/10/20/217/33
Niagara Falls0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Repentigny3/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/221/33
Regina2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Richmond2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Richmond Hill1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Saint John0/40/22/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/216/33
Saguenay3/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/223/33
Saanich2/42/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
Red Deer3/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
Quebec2/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/220/33
Oakville2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
North Bay1/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Norfolk County1/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Newmarket2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Oshawa2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/219/33
Ottawa2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Port Coquitlam2/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Pickering2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Peterborough1/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/222/33
Prince George2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Sault Ste. Marie1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Welland1/40/26/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Waterloo2/40/26/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/224/33
Victoria3/42/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/229/33
Vaughan2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/224/33
Whitby2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Whitehorse2/42/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Yellowknife2/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Wood Buffalo3/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Winnipeg2/40/28/88/82/41/10/11/10/02/224/33
Windsor1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Vancouver3/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Trois-Rivieres2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Sherbrooke2/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/220/33
Shawinigan2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
New Westminster2/40/28/88/82/41/10/11/11/20/223/33
Saskatoon1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
St. Albert3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
St. Catharines0/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Toronto1/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Thunder Bay2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Terrebonne1/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/219/33
Strathcona County3/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Sarnia2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Montreal3/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Coquitlam3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Delta2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Clarington1/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Chilliwack3/40/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/225/33
Chatham-Kent0/40/24/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/218/33
Drummondville2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Edmonton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Grande Prairie3/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Granby3/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/223/33
Gatineau3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/227/33
Fredericton3/40/24/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Cambridge2/40/20/08/82/41/10/11/12/22/218/33
Calgary3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Blainville2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Barrie2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Aurora2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Ajax2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Brampton2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Brantford2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Caledon2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Burnaby3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/227/33
Burlington1/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Brossard2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Greater Sudbury1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
Guelph2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Maple Ridge3/42/26/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/227/33
Longueuil2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
London1/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Levis3/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/221/33
Markham3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Medicine Hat3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Abbotsford3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Moncton2/42/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/226/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Milton2/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Lethbridge3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Laval3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/225/33
Iqaluit3/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Hamilton2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Halton Hills1/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Halifax4/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/229/33
Kamloops3/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Kawartha Lakes2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Langley Township2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Kitchener2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/10/22/228/33
Kingston2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Kelowna2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Nanaimo3/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/226/33