LGPI Transparency Index 2013

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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 

Citysort descendingTimeliness 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 definedHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
Abbotsford3/42/27/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Ajax2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Aurora1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Barrie1/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/219/33
Blainville2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Brampton2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Brantford2/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Brossard3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Burlington2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Burnaby3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Caledon2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Calgary3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Cambridge2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/222/33
Cape Breton1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/218/33
Charlottetown2/40/22/88/84/41/10/10/10/20/217/33
Chatham-Kent0/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Chilliwack3/40/24/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/223/33
Clarington2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Coquitlam3/42/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Delta3/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
Drummondville2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Edmonton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Fredericton3/40/27/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
Gatineau3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Granby3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Grande Prairie2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/219/33
Greater Sudbury2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Guelph2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Halifax1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Halton Hills1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/222/33
Hamilton2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/223/33
Iqaluit3/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/222/33
Kamloops3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Kawartha Lakes0/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/217/33
Kelowna3/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Kingston2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Kitchener2/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/11/22/227/33
Langley Township2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Laval1/40/23/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/222/33
Lethbridge3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Levis3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
London1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Longueuil3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Maple Ridge3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Markham3/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Medicine Hat3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Milton2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Moncton3/42/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/229/33
Montreal3/40/25/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Nanaimo3/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
New Westminster3/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
Newmarket2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Niagara Falls0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Norfolk County2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
North Bay2/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Oakville2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Oshawa2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Ottawa1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Peterborough1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Pickering2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Port Coquitlam3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Prince George2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Quebec2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Red Deer3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Regina2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Repentigny3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Richmond2/42/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Richmond Hill2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Saanich2/42/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
Saguenay2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Saint John1/40/25/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/222/33
Saint-Hyacinthe2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu3/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/221/33
Saint-Jerome2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Sarnia2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/221/33
Saskatoon2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Sault Ste. Marie1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
Shawinigan2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Sherbrooke2/40/25/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/223/33
St. Albert3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
St. Catharines1/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/220/33
St. John's0/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Strathcona County3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/10/21/227/33
Terrebonne2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Thunder Bay2/40/24/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/223/33
Toronto1/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Trois-Rivieres2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Vancouver3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Vaughan2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Victoria3/42/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/229/33
Waterloo2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/22/225/33
Welland2/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/220/33
Whitby2/40/22/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/219/33
Whitehorse2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Windsor1/40/22/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/218/33
Winnipeg2/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
Wood Buffalo3/40/25/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/227/33
Yellowknife2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33