Windsor's Mayor Calls EnWin Most Audited Company

After an attack on EnWin by Windsor mayoral candidate Matt Marchand, current Mayor Drew Dilkens is defending the utility.

Marchand announced on Thursday that, if elected, he'd order an audit of Enwin within his first 200 days in office.

Dilkens says EnWin customers are getting good value for their money from a well run utility.

"2014 that user was paying $37 a month to EnWin, this year they're paying $33. For those of us who know Matt, we know he'll tell you what he thinks you want to hear.  But I'm running a campaign of substance while he's running a campaign of conspiracy theories," he says.

Dilkens says when Marchand was working in the mayor's office years ago, EnWin was an independent entity.

"They got into businesses they shouldn't have, telecommunications companies, hot water tank rentals and guess what, they lost a lot of money and both of those businesses were failures at the ratepayers' expense," says Dilkens.

He says EnWin is the most audited operation within the City of Windsor.

"In 2008 there was an audit, there have been three independent audits by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, our internal auditor general," says Dilkens. "Moreover, they're audited every single year by KPMG.  And if that's not enough, the regulator, the Ontario Energy Board, is scheduled to undertake a major review of ENWIN in 2020."

Dilkens also points out that EnWin generated $56-million in revenue for the city since 2005.