LGPI Transparency Index 2013

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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)Expenditure line items definedsort descendingHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
Terrebonne0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Drummondville0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Levis0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Shawinigan0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Strathcona County3/40/26/84/84/41/11/11/10/20/220/33
Gatineau0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Sherbrooke0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Guelph0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saguenay0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Granby0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Clarington2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/224/33
Charlottetown2/40/27/88/84/40/10/10/10/20/221/33
Repentigny0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Blainville0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Laval0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint-Jerome0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Brossard0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint-Hyacinthe0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Medicine Hat3/40/26/84/84/41/10/10/11/21/220/33
Iqaluit3/40/26/86/84/41/11/11/11/20/223/33
Langley Township2/40/27/88/84/41/11/10/11/22/226/33
Whitby2/40/25/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/223/33
Hamilton2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/22/228/33
Vaughan2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/223/33
Nanaimo3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/22/231/33
Kawartha Lakes0/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/224/33
Cambridge2/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/11/22/227/33
Waterloo1/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/222/33
Kingston2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/226/33
Saanich2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Prince George2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Port Coquitlam2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Pickering2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Quebec2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Red Deer3/40/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/21/225/33
Richmond Hill2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Richmond3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Regina2/42/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Saint John1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/21/223/33
St. Albert3/42/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Whitehorse2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Welland2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/224/33
Victoria3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Windsor0/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/221/33
Winnipeg2/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
Yellowknife3/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Wood Buffalo3/40/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Vancouver3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Trois-Rivieres2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Peterborough1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Sault Ste. Marie1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Saskatoon2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
St. Catharines1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/222/33
St. John's0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Toronto1/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Thunder Bay2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Sarnia2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Montreal3/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/224/33
Delta2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Coquitlam3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Chilliwack3/40/27/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/225/33
Chatham-Kent0/40/27/88/84/40/10/10/12/20/221/33
Edmonton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Fredericton3/40/26/86/84/41/10/11/12/21/224/33
Halifax2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Greater Sudbury2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/228/33
Grande Prairie3/42/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Cape Breton0/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/222/33
Calgary3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Barrie0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Aurora1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Ajax2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Brampton2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Brantford2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Caledon2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Burnaby3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Burlington2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Halton Hills2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Kamloops3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Newmarket2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
New Westminster3/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Abbotsford3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Niagara Falls0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Norfolk County2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Oshawa2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Oakville2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
North Bay2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Moncton3/42/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/229/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Lethbridge3/40/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Kitchener2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Kelowna3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
London1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/226/33
Longueuil3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Milton2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Markham3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Maple Ridge2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Ottawa1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33