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School employee trips to Dubai, Australia, France draw auditor general scrutiny – CBC

Dec 15, 2023

17 employees attended one conference, at cost of more than $86,000

New Brunswick Auditor General Paul Martin raised questions in his annual report about whether three school districts followed government rules when sending dozens of employees around the world for training.

Martin said districts often failed to provide the proper paperwork to justify the trips as a good use of taxpayer money.

His report made note of trips to France, Dubai, Australia and several trips to the United States.

The Anglophone North School School District, for example, sent 17 employees to Australia for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education at a cost of $86,410.

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