LGPI Transparency Index 2007

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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 opinionReceipt of accounting awardAdditional commentary and statisticsCapital assets reportedCapital assets depreciated/fundedExpenditures by object reportedGoods/contracted services separateDepreciation Recorded (object)Expenditure line items definedsort descendingHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
Pickering0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Peterborough0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Port Coquitlam0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Prince George0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Regina0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Red Deer0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Ottawa0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Oshawa0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Nanaimo0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Montreal0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
New Westminster0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Niagara Falls0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Oakville0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
North Bay0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Richmond0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Richmond Hill0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Vaughan0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Vancouver0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Victoria0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Welland0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Wood Buffalo0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Windsor0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Toronto0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Thunder Bay0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Sarnia0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saanich0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saskatoon0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Sault Ste. Marie0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Strathcona County0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
St. Albert0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Moncton0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Mississauga0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Cambridge0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Calgary0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Chatham-Kent0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Chilliwack0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Delta0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Coquitlam0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Caledon0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Burnaby0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Aurora0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Ajax0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Barrie0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Brampton0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Burlington0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Brantford0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Edmonton0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Fredericton0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
London0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Kitchener0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Maple Ridge0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Markham0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Milton0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Medicine Hat0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Kingston0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Kelowna0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Greater Sudbury0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Grande Prairie0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Guelph0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Halton Hills0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Kamloops0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Hamilton0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Abbotsford0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33