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 ascendingExpenditure line items definedHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
Regina2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
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
Prince George2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Repentigny3/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/221/33
Richmond2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
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
Richmond Hill1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
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
Newmarket2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
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
Abbotsford3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Norfolk County1/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
North Bay1/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Peterborough1/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/222/33
Ottawa2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Oshawa2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/219/33
Oakville2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Sarnia2/40/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
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
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
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
Moncton2/42/28/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/226/33
Montreal3/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Coquitlam3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
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
Delta2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Drummondville2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/10/20/222/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Gatineau3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/227/33
Fredericton3/40/24/88/82/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Edmonton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
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
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
Kitchener2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/10/22/228/33
Maple Ridge3/42/26/88/82/41/10/11/12/22/227/33
Markham3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Kingston2/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
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
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
Lethbridge3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Kelowna2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Medicine Hat3/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Halifax4/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/229/33
Guelph2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Milton2/42/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Greater Sudbury1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
Halton Hills1/40/26/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Hamilton2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Kawartha Lakes2/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Kamloops3/40/28/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Iqaluit3/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Niagara Falls0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Charlottetown2/40/24/88/82/41/10/10/10/20/217/33
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