LGPI Transparency Index 2018

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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 opinionsort descendingReceipt 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
Vaughan0/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/221/33
Niagara Falls0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
St. John's0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Charlottetown0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Cape Breton0/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/222/33
North Bay1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Halifax1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Welland1/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/223/33
Chatham-Kent1/40/27/88/84/40/10/10/12/20/222/33
Richmond Hill1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Peterborough1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Windsor1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/222/33
Toronto1/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Saint John1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/21/223/33
St. Catharines1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/222/33
Ajax2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Milton2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Nanaimo2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/226/33
Sarnia2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Saskatoon2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Oakville2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Newmarket2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Norfolk County2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
London2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Oshawa2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Ottawa2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Pickering2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Port Coquitlam2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Prince George2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Regina2/42/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Richmond2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Maple Ridge2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Thunder Bay2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Victoria2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Greater Sudbury2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/228/33
Burnaby2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Whitby2/40/25/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/223/33
Cambridge2/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/11/22/227/33
Clarington2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/224/33
Waterloo2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/223/33
Delta2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Langley Township2/40/27/88/84/41/11/10/11/22/226/33
Barrie2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Guelph2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Winnipeg2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
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
Aurora2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Kamloops2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Kawartha Lakes2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/226/33
Saanich2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Kingston2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/226/33
Kitchener2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Burlington2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Strathcona County3/42/26/84/84/41/11/11/10/20/222/33
Wood Buffalo3/42/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Vancouver3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
St. Albert3/42/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Abbotsford3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/21/230/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Red Deer3/40/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/21/225/33
Fredericton3/40/26/86/84/41/10/11/12/21/224/33
Brampton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Brantford3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Caledon3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Calgary3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Chilliwack3/40/25/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/223/33
Coquitlam3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Edmonton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Grande Prairie3/42/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
New Westminster3/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Iqaluit3/40/26/86/84/41/11/11/11/20/223/33
Kelowna3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Lethbridge3/40/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Markham3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Medicine Hat3/40/26/84/84/41/10/10/11/21/220/33
Moncton3/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/227/33
Montreal3/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/224/33
Yellowknife3/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33