How can I stop my city government from outsourcing the decision to outsource government services?
July 28, 2011 9:29 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;)
posted by copystar to law & government (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm asking because I've noticed that conservative-leaning municipal governments in Canada (specifically in Toronto at the very moment) frequently employ one of the The Big Four
consulting firms and not surprisingly, their advice tends to include the outsourcing or significant cuts to the civil service.
I'm trying to figure out a counter-strategy to this practice. I'm wondering if there are progressive auditing firms that could be commissioned instead. Or is the whole notion of asking consultant firms to make budgetary choices problematic to begin with?