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 awardsort descendingAdditional commentary and statisticsCapital assets reportedCapital assets depreciated/fundedExpenditures by object reportedGoods/contracted services separateDepreciation Recorded (object)Expenditure line items definedHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
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
Prince George2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Pickering2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Repentigny3/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/221/33
Richmond Hill1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Saint-Hyacinthe2/40/26/88/84/41/10/10/00/20/221/33
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
Peterborough1/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/222/33
Ottawa2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
New Westminster2/40/28/88/82/41/10/11/11/20/223/33
Nanaimo3/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Longueuil2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Newmarket2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Niagara Falls0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Oshawa2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/219/33
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
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Saint-Jerome0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Waterloo2/40/26/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/224/33
Vaughan2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/224/33
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
Welland1/40/26/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Whitby2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
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
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
Sault Ste. Marie1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Saskatoon1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Sarnia2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Shawinigan2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Sherbrooke2/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/220/33
Strathcona County3/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
St. John's0/40/24/88/84/40/10/10/10/20/216/33
St. Catharines0/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
London1/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Montreal3/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
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
Charlottetown2/40/24/88/82/41/10/10/10/20/217/33
Delta2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Drummondville2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Grande Prairie3/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Levis3/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/221/33
Gatineau3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/227/33
Fredericton3/40/24/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Cape Breton1/40/22/88/84/40/10/10/10/20/215/33
Cambridge2/40/20/08/82/41/10/11/12/22/218/33
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
Brantford2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Brossard2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Calgary3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Burnaby3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/227/33
Burlington1/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Greater Sudbury1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
Granby3/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/223/33
Kamloops3/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Iqaluit3/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
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
Laval3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/225/33
Hamilton2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Kingston2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Guelph2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Halifax4/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/229/33
Halton Hills1/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Victoria3/42/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/229/33
Moncton2/42/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/226/33
Abbotsford3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Brampton2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Whitehorse2/42/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Maple Ridge3/42/26/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/227/33
Yellowknife2/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
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
Lethbridge3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Milton2/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Caledon2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Oakville2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Coquitlam3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Saanich2/42/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
Edmonton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Kelowna2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
St. Albert3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Port Coquitlam2/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Richmond2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Kitchener2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/10/22/228/33
Regina2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Toronto1/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/228/33