Policy

Jones defiant, apologetic over Provincial Growth Fund politics

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 13 May 2019

By Pattrick Smellie May 13 (BusinessDesk) - Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones mixed defiance with apology for his handling of the Provincial Growth Fund during a briefing intended to demystify the process by which funds from the $3 billion fund are managed. Fresh from an early Monday meeting with the Office of the Auditor-General, which is taking extra interest in the PGF's operation, Jones made it clear he expected the government auditor to judge systems and processes rather than the political intent of the fund to advan...

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