This report, dated October 13, 2017, provides the Auditor General’s findings primarily in relation to whether there was any political interference involved in the crafting and dissemination of a particular briefing note about large transit project options for the City of Toronto. The title of this particular briefing note, dated June 29, 2016, is Issues Relating to Re-introduction of LRT Replacement for Line 3 (SRT).

The main complaint is that political interference resulted in inaccurate, incomplete and misleading information being provided to City Council about the costs of the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) compared to the Scarborough Light Rail Transit (SLRT) option. The complainant provides examples to support their assertion that misleading information was provided as a result of political interference. One of those examples is the briefing note. An analysis of other examples is included in the report.

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Review of Complaint Regarding the June 29, 2016, Toronto Transit Commission Briefing Note – October 13, 2017