Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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HALIFAX. x-16s. A new report by Nova Scotia's auditor general slams the lack of oversight and financial management by the board of the I-W-K Health Centre in Halifax. Michael Pickup says he was shocked to see the "extent and severity of weakness in basic financial management controls" at the largest children's hospital in Atlantic Canada. Pickup's report places responsibility for the control weaknesses primarily on the I-W-K's board of directors, whom he says did not create a culture that promoted accountability for the functioning of internal controls.

("...health care.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: The report comes after Pickup said he would conduct the audit in the summer of 2017. An expense scandal eventually claimed the jobs of two executives; C-E-O Tracy Kitch and chief financial officer Stephen D'Arcy. …

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