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LGPI Transparency Index 2014

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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 reportedsort ascendingGoods/contracted services separateDepreciation Recorded (object)Expenditure line items definedHistorical trend statistics givenTotal score
Abbotsford3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Norfolk County1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Port Coquitlam2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Pickering2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Peterborough1/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Ottawa2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Oshawa2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Oakville2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
North Bay2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Niagara Falls2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Red Deer3/40/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/21/225/33
Newmarket2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
New Westminster3/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Nanaimo3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/22/231/33
Ajax2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Mississauga3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Milton2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Medicine Hat3/40/26/84/84/41/10/10/11/21/220/33
Prince George2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Regina2/42/24/88/82/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Maple Ridge3/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Vancouver3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Wood Buffalo3/40/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Winnipeg2/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
Whitby2/40/25/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/223/33
Welland0/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/222/33
Waterloo2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/223/33
Victoria3/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/231/33
Vaughan2/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/11/20/223/33
Toronto1/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Richmond3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Thunder Bay2/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Strathcona County3/40/26/84/84/41/11/11/10/20/220/33
St. John's0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
St. Albert3/42/28/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/228/33
Saskatoon0/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/226/33
Sarnia1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Saanich2/42/28/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/230/33
Richmond Hill1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Markham3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Moncton2/42/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/22/228/33
London2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Grande Prairie3/42/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Aurora1/40/26/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/224/33
Barrie2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/226/33
Brampton2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Brantford2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Burlington2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Burnaby3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Caledon2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Calgary3/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Cambridge2/40/28/88/84/41/10/11/11/22/227/33
Cape Breton0/40/26/88/84/41/10/11/12/20/222/33
Coquitlam3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Delta2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/227/33
Edmonton3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Fredericton3/40/26/86/84/41/10/11/12/21/224/33
Clarington1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/10/20/223/33
Greater Sudbury2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/228/33
Iqaluit3/40/26/86/84/41/11/11/11/20/223/33
Lethbridge3/40/27/84/84/41/11/11/12/22/225/33
Langley Township2/40/27/88/84/41/11/10/11/22/226/33
Kitchener2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/229/33
Kingston2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/226/33
Kelowna3/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/232/33
Kawartha Lakes2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/20/226/33
Kamloops2/42/28/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/231/33
Yellowknife2/42/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/22/230/33
Guelph2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Halton Hills2/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/21/227/33
Halifax1/40/27/88/84/41/11/11/12/20/225/33
Hamilton2/40/28/88/84/41/11/11/11/22/228/33
Saguenay0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Gatineau0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Laval0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Windsor0/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/221/33
Blainville0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Brossard0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Drummondville0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Montreal3/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/224/33
Repentigny0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Terrebonne0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint John1/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/21/223/33
Levis0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
St. Catharines2/40/26/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/223/33
Charlottetown2/40/27/88/84/40/10/10/10/20/221/33
Granby0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Shawinigan0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Chatham-Kent0/40/27/88/84/40/10/10/12/20/221/33
Chilliwack3/40/27/88/84/40/10/11/12/20/225/33
Saint-Jerome0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Saint-Hyacinthe0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33
Sherbrooke0/40/20/80/80/40/10/10/10/20/20/33