BC Premier Christy Clark.
Credits: CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY
Auditor John Doyle said the government reported a $1.84 billion 2011/2012 deficit, but hadn’t followed proper accounting procedures.
“On four different occasions, the variation away from those principles was so large that I had to qualify the financial statements,” he said.
“Government said the deficit was about $1.8 billion. I’m saying it’s more like $2.3 billion.”
Additionally, he said government initially forecast the deficit to about $2.5 billion, but has never explained how it, about a month later, reported the lower figure.