Thursday, November 28, 2013

CBC misses the boat on senate scandal

Big Steve is juggling so many scandals his head must be spinning.

Lucky for Big Steve, Canadian media are determined to give him a free pass.

Take today's interrogation of the auditors who were examining senate expenses. The auditors, employees of Deloitte, the reigning international accounting giant since all the other reigning international accounting giants were destroyed by scandal, claimed that their boss, the managing partner of the firm, asked them how things were coming along on the senate file, to which they claim to have replied, "sorry boss, that would be a breach of confidentiality and we just can't reveal that info."

Ya right.

That's not how it works.

When you sign up with an accounting firm for an audit, you are contracting with the firm, not the individual auditor. You fully expect that the work of the auditors will be actively supervised by the big dogs at that company. The idea that these Deloitte auditors wouldn't tell their boss how the job was going is whole-cloth bunk.

So self-confessed bag-man Senator Irving Gerstein calls his pal, the managing partner at Deloitte, on behalf of Big Steve's political party. He wants to know how the audit is coming along. Managing partner asks the auditors but is rebuffed on the grounds that telling him would breach rules of confidentiality.

And this obvious rubbish is allowed to pass unchallenged by the media?

Today's performance by the Deloitte auditors was just the latest chapter in an ongoing cover-up.

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