Senior managers and board of the Downtown Eastside social agency resigned earlier this week
The B.C. government has released details of a damning audit that shows a non-profit group that looks after some of Canada's poorest citizens spent thousands of dollars on lavish hotels, limousine rides, expensive dinners and even a trip to a Disney resort.
Separate financial reviews examining expenses by the Portland Hotel Society — which runs Canada's only supervised injection site — have uncovered alleged misuse of corporate credit cards, unsupported expenses and inadequate criminal record checks.
The audit report released on Thursday detailed over $8,600 spent on limousine rides last year, a stay in a British hotel that cost almost $900 per night, and a trip for two adults and two children to the Disney resort in Anaheim, Calif., at a cost of more than $2,600.
The Portland Hotel Society runs Insite, which is Canada's only stand-alone supervised injection site for drug users, and a number of social housing and support facilities in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
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Portland Hotel Society co-executive director Mark Townsend led the non-profit agency, which opened Canada's first supervised drug injection site, for two decades. He announced his resignation Tuesday.