N.S. Ombudsman says Guysborough County spending built for ‘personal advantage’

A Nova Scotia Ombudsman’s report on spending in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says a “concerning dynamic” existed around overall responsibility and accountability among councillors for travel and expense spending.

The report finds no wrongdoing, but says the system was built for “personal advantage” and allowed officials access to a form of short term loan and indiscriminate purchasing on corporate credit cards, including alcohol and various meals at restaurants.

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