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Another scandal at the Niagara Parks Commission?

Recent reports in the Globe and Mail and local Niagara Region Newspapers have reported that Corporate Credit card expenses for top executives at the Niagara Parks Commission totaled  $400k between 2006 and 2009.  Among the transactions was a $1,800 nightclub bill, a $199 liquor-store purchase, plane fares worth $9,665 each, and a $10,729 hotel stay in London, England.

I understand that $400k is a lot of money for the average person, but this is not necessarily excessive when traveling on business. Corporations should pay for accommodations, food, and  hotels during business trips. What is your opinion? Is $400k excessive?

Niagara Parks Commission Open House Meeting

The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is having an Open House Meetings to share a general overview of its operations and its impact as an organization on the local communities and tourism industry. This meeting will address upcoming issues and challenges prior to the Commission undertaking strategic planning later this fall.

WHEN: 6:30 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010
WHERE:  Bridgewater Golf Course, 700 Gilmore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario

For more information call: (905) 371-0837

Bob Gale Joins Whistle Blowing Advisory Board
OTTAWA, March 10, 2010 – The Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform (FAIR), Canada’s whistleblower charity, is pleased to announce the appointment of Niagara Parks Commission whistleblower Bob Gale to its Advisory Board.

“I’m proud to be a part of what FAIR is trying to accomplish.” said Gale. “Employees are often the first to know about wrongdoing that threatens the public interest, but in Canada, as I found out, there is little to protect them if they speak out. We need to correct this absurd situation and I’m confident that we will.” more…

New Chair Of Niagara Parks Commission Nominated

faye bookerMcGuinty Government Nominates Expert In Accounting And Governance

Ontario has nominated business consultant and financial professional, Fay Booker, as the new Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission’s Board of Directors. The selection followed the review and interviews of applicants through an open competitive process.

The nomination is subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies and approval by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

As the Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission, Booker would lead the overall strategic direction of the government agency responsible for preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River corridor for the enjoyment of current and future visitors while maintaining financial independence. Booker would replace Archie Katzman who has served as interim chair since December 10, 2009. more…