Mr. Chair, in anticipation of the interest of this committee and our parliamentarians, I can offer that we have a very robust method by which to monitor and to audit this function. We have our town and village councils and mayors, who have a responsibility with their fire chiefs to ensure that accurate record-keeping is maintained. They are further augmented by the roles and responsibilities of the provincial fire marshals and fire commissioners, who also have the ability to do audits.
On October 6th, 2010. See this statement in context.