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LGPI Transparency Index 2008

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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 

Citysort descendingTimeliness 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 definedHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
Abbotsford3/40/21/88/80/41/10/11/12/22/218/33
Ajax2/40/20/88/82/41/11/11/12/20/217/33
Barrie3/40/20/80/80/41/11/10/12/20/27/33
Brampton3/42/21/80/80/41/11/11/12/22/213/33
Brantford3/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/12/20/28/33
Burlington3/42/22/80/80/41/11/10/12/22/213/33
Burnaby3/40/20/88/80/40/10/10/10/22/213/33
Caledon3/40/20/80/80/41/11/10/12/20/27/33
Calgary3/42/22/88/82/41/11/11/10/20/220/33
Cambridge3/40/20/80/80/41/10/10/10/22/26/33
Cape Breton0/40/20/88/82/40/10/10/10/20/210/33
Chatham-Kent2/40/21/80/80/41/10/10/12/20/26/33
Chilliwack3/40/24/88/80/41/11/11/12/22/222/33
Clarington2/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/10/20/25/33
Coquitlam3/42/24/88/80/41/11/11/12/22/224/33
Delta3/40/24/84/80/41/11/11/12/20/216/33
Edmonton3/42/22/88/82/41/11/11/10/22/222/33
Gatineau0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Granby0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Grande Prairie4/40/20/88/80/41/11/11/10/20/215/33
Greater Sudbury2/40/20/80/80/41/10/10/12/20/25/33
Guelph2/40/20/80/80/41/11/10/12/20/26/33
Halifax1/40/20/80/80/41/10/10/10/20/22/33
Halton Hills0/40/21/80/80/40/10/10/10/22/23/33
Hamilton2/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/10/22/27/33
Kamloops3/40/20/88/80/41/11/11/12/20/216/33
Kawartha Lakes3/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/12/20/28/33
Kelowna2/42/24/88/80/41/11/11/10/22/221/33
Kingston3/40/20/80/80/41/11/10/12/20/27/33
Kitchener0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Laval0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Lethbridge3/42/24/88/81/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Levis0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
London2/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/12/20/27/33
Longueuil0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Maple Ridge3/42/24/80/80/41/10/11/10/22/213/33
Markham3/42/21/80/80/41/11/11/12/22/213/33
Medicine Hat3/42/22/88/80/41/11/11/10/22/220/33
Milton3/40/20/80/80/41/11/10/12/20/27/33
Mississauga3/42/22/80/80/41/11/10/12/22/213/33
Moncton3/40/20/88/80/40/10/10/12/20/213/33
Montreal3/40/20/88/82/41/11/11/10/20/216/33
Nanaimo3/40/20/88/80/41/11/11/12/20/216/33
New Westminster3/40/24/88/80/41/11/11/12/22/222/33
Newmarket2/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/12/20/27/33
Niagara Falls1/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/12/20/23/33
North Bay3/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/12/20/28/33
Oakville3/42/21/80/80/41/11/11/12/22/213/33
Oshawa3/40/20/80/80/41/10/10/12/20/26/33
Ottawa3/40/22/80/80/41/11/10/12/22/211/33
Peterborough2/40/21/80/80/41/11/11/12/22/210/33
Pickering2/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/10/20/25/33
Port Coquitlam3/42/24/88/80/41/10/11/10/20/219/33
Prince George3/40/24/88/80/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Quebec0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Red Deer3/40/22/88/80/41/11/11/12/22/220/33
Regina2/42/22/80/80/41/11/11/12/22/213/33
Richmond3/42/22/88/80/41/11/10/12/22/221/33
Richmond Hill2/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/12/20/27/33
Saanich3/42/24/88/80/41/10/11/12/22/223/33
Saguenay0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint John3/42/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/25/33
Saint-Hyacinthe0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Sarnia3/40/20/80/80/41/11/10/12/20/27/33
Saskatoon3/40/21/80/80/41/11/11/12/22/211/33
Sault Ste. Marie2/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/12/20/24/33
Sherbrooke0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
St. Albert3/42/21/88/80/41/11/11/10/22/219/33
St. Catharines3/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/12/20/25/33
Strathcona County3/40/20/88/80/41/11/11/10/20/214/33
Thunder Bay2/40/20/80/80/41/11/11/12/20/27/33
Toronto2/40/20/80/80/41/11/10/12/20/26/33
Trois-Rivieres0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Vancouver3/40/22/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/222/33
Vaughan3/40/24/80/80/41/10/11/12/22/213/33
Victoria0/02/24/88/80/41/10/10/12/22/219/33
Waterloo3/40/21/80/80/41/10/10/12/22/29/33
Welland1/40/20/80/80/41/10/11/12/20/25/33
Windsor2/40/20/80/80/41/10/11/12/20/26/33
Winnipeg3/40/22/88/84/41/10/10/12/22/222/33
Wood Buffalo2/40/20/88/80/41/11/11/10/20/213/33