Conservatives call on Auditor General to investigate $120 million in Liberal contracts to McKinsey

February 06, 2023

Ottawa, ON – Garnett Genuis, Conservative Shadow Minister for International Development, Stephanie Kusie, Conservative Shadow Minister for Treasury Board, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Quebec Political Lieutenant, released the following statement calling on the Auditor General to investigate the Liberal Government’s McKinsey contracts: 

“After 8 years of Justin Trudeau, Canadians are struggling. But well-connected Liberal insiders have never had it so good. While Canadians struggle to put food on the table or pay their mortgages, the high-priced consultants at McKinsey have enjoyed a massive increase in their federal contracts.

“So far, the Liberals have disclosed at least $120 million in contracts to McKinsey, an enormous amount of money that keeps rising. Yet despite this huge price tag, media reports have quoted senior public servants who say they have no idea what McKinsey did in return for these contracts.  

“Canadians deserve answers. They deserve answers not simply on how much of their money was spent, but what exactly their money was spent on and what value they got from these contracts.

“We can’t trust the Liberals to investigate themselves, and we know the Liberals won’t be transparent about where this money went. That’s why Conservatives are calling for the Auditor General to conduct an investigation and performance and value for money audit of contracts awarded to McKinsey by any department, agency, or Crown corporation.”