Whittington and Campion-Smith’s article, “Parliament was Misled over G8 Costs: Auditor General” Introduction Whittington and Campion-Smith’s (2011) recent article in the Toronto Star, “Parliament was Misled over G8 Costs: Auditor General” raises a number of issues pertaining to principles of accountability and reporting in the public sector. This analysis discusses the article’s implications for four themes in particular: (a) Transparency, (b) multiplicity, (c) accountability for performance and results, and (d) requirement to report. Transparency According to Graham (2007), transparency is required for at least three separate purposes: Statutory reasons, public demand, and increased efficiency of management. In what Whittington and...The end:
.....stitutional will and ability to go after those who perpetrate fraud. References Graham, A. (2007). Canadian public-sector financial management. Toronto, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Funnell , W. & Cooper, K. (1999). Public sector accounting and accountability in Australia. Brisbane, Australia: University of New South Wales Press. OECD. (2005). Fighting corruption and promoting integrity. London, England: OECD Publishing. Phillips, P.P. (2002). Measuring ROI in the public sector. New York, NY: ASTD. Whittington, L. & Campion-Smith, B. (2011). Parliament was misled over G8 costs: Auditor General. Retrieved from http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1005376--parliament-was-misled-over-g8-costs-auditor-general.