The CAQ MP for Chicoutimi, Andrée Laforest, and several municipal elected officials from Saguenay attended the inauguration, including Jacques Cleary, Julie Dufour, Claude Bouchard, Mireille Jean, Jimmy Bouchard, Kevin Armstrong, Michel Tremblay and Marc Bouchard.
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Moreover , according to our information, Saguenay has still not hired a general auditor, despite the ultimatum imposed by Andrée Laforest a few weeks ago.
The member for Chicoutimi, who also holds the role of Minister of Municipal Affairs, had asked Saguenay to appoint a general auditor before the next municipal council on December 5. She said she would do it herself if the deadline was not met.
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The position has been vacant since the retirement of Sylvie Jean in April 2022, i.e. for around twenty months. However, the Quebec Act on Cities and Towns requires that a resigning auditor general be replaced after 180 days at the latest.
Andrée Laforest claims that she will keep her word by taking the matter under her wing if Wednesday's municipal council concludes without a nomination. On Friday, I spoke with my Quebec team to see if there were any applications and how we worked. But obviously what I was told was that we will wait to see if the city proposes a general auditor and if there is no name, I will try to act very, very quickly, as soon as possible.
I'm definitely going to tour Quebec. I am going to tour the region and it is certain that in terms of municipal affairs, there are several directors general that I know a little.
A quote from Andrée Laforest, minister of the Saguenay region- Lac-Saint-Jean and Municipal Affairs
Has the City of Saguenay shown negligence? No, according to Andrée Laforest. Mayor Julie Dufour, also present at the inauguration, recalled that hundreds of candidates were met by a headhunter and that the latter had even been replaced to speed up the process. p>
The mayor of Saguenay, Julie Dufour, was also present at the inauguration of the new spaces of the Chicoutimi homeless shelter.
Julie Dufour says she is open to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs looking into hiring a general auditor. If the Minister of Municipal Affairs has someone who meets the requirements of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), that would make us extremely happy! she said.
In addition to having to be a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants, the person who wishes to be appointed as general auditor must hold a public accounting.
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