No criminal charges in failed Saskatchewan college merger

December 7, 2011

A review by Saskatchewan's justice ministry of the failed merger of Carlton Trail Regional College and St. Peter's College found no evidence to warrant criminal prosecution. Following up on reports of a forensic audit of the 2 institutions, the review confirms the financial management systems at St. Peter's have to be strengthened. Saskatchewan's advanced education minister says that is ongoing, with the institution now having been placed on probation and under the oversight of the University of Saskatchewan. The minister has also written to the Canada Revenue Agency asking it to review any improper income tax reporting at the institutions. The provincial New Democrats' PSE critic says there are still many unanswered questions, including what's contained in any unreleased reports. According to information released by the government Tuesday, the province has spent approximately $415,000 on the investigation into the matter. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix | CBC