LGPI Transparency Index 2019

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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/fundedsort descendingExpenditures by object reportedGoods/contracted services separateDepreciation Recorded (object)Expenditure line items definedHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
St. Catharines0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Pickering0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Peterborough0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Toronto0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Niagara Falls0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Whitby0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Regina2/42/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Richmond2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Red Deer3/40/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/21/225/33
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
Ottawa2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Oshawa2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
New Westminster2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Nanaimo2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/226/33
Montreal3/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/224/33
Newmarket1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Norfolk County1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Oakville2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
North Bay0/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Richmond Hill0/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Saint John1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/21/223/33
Welland1/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/223/33
Waterloo1/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/222/33
Victoria2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Windsor1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/222/33
Winnipeg2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Yellowknife3/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Wood Buffalo3/42/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Vaughan0/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/221/33
Vancouver3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Saskatoon2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Sarnia0/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Moncton3/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/227/33
St. Albert3/42/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
St. John's1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Thunder Bay1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Strathcona County2/40/26/84/84/41/11/11/10/20/219/33
Saanich2/42/28/88/84/41/10/10/12/22/229/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Chatham-Kent1/40/27/88/84/40/10/10/12/20/222/33
Charlottetown2/40/27/88/84/40/10/10/10/20/221/33
Cape Breton0/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/222/33
Chilliwack3/40/25/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/223/33
Clarington0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/222/33
Edmonton2/43/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Delta2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Coquitlam3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Cambridge2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/11/22/229/33
Calgary3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Barrie2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Aurora2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Ajax0/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Brampton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Brantford1/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Caledon3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Burnaby2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Burlington0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/225/33
Fredericton3/40/26/86/84/41/10/11/12/21/224/33
Grande Prairie2/40/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Lethbridge3/42/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Langley Township1/40/27/88/84/41/11/10/11/22/225/33
Kitchener2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
London0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/225/33
Maple Ridge2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Milton1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Medicine Hat3/42/26/84/84/41/10/10/11/21/222/33
Markham3/42/29/89/84/41/11/11/12/22/234/33
Kingston0/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/224/33
Kelowna1/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Halifax1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Guelph1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/226/33
Greater Sudbury1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Halton Hills2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Hamilton2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/22/228/33
Kawartha Lakes0/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/224/33
Kamloops2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Iqaluit3/40/26/86/84/41/11/11/11/20/223/33
Abbotsford3/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/21/228/33