Transparency is at stake, according to one alderman, and the public has a right to know the city’s purchasing process sooner.

Diane Colley-Urquhart wants an audit report on the city’s procurement policy, which includes information on the controversial Peace Bridge, delivered to committee in April, rather than the end of May, when it is scheduled.

“There’s no reason this can’t come forward in April, being an election year and this council shutting down in July,” said Colley-Urquhart via e-mail.

“We need to see the audit and have transparency on this matter and fix what is broken.”

Audit committee chair Brian Pincott told council yesterday and has maintained from the beginning the schedule was set out from the start and the report will be delivered on time in May.

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