Auditor general Bonnie Lysyk will unleash her microscope on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government Tuesday.
It promises not to be a pretty sight.
Lysyk and her team of auditors will be examining Infrastructure Ontario’s role in the $309-million MaRS office tower fiasco, oversight of the province’s licensed daycares, and the controversial $1-billion “time-of-use” smart meter program, which was designed to help ratepayers reduce energy consumption but has led to consumer complaints.
The watchdog is to table her annual report in the legislature at 3 p.m.
She will also be looking at rehabilitation programs for adult offenders serving sentences in the community, Ontario’s 16 vaccine immunization programs, and whether customers are being ripped off by natural gas retailers who are policed by the Ontario Energy Board.
As well, Lysyk will probe the province’s drinking water system, which has been revamped since the 2000 Walkerton tragedy that killed seven people and left 2,300 ill.
Her annual report is to look at Ontario’s palliative care system and how it is working with local health integration networks (LIHNs).
On immigration, the auditor is studying the provincial nominee program in which immigrants are selected on the basis of their potential economic contribution.