The columnist is bit OTT but correct in some ways, nobody takes Taxes lightly.
To quote the article:
“we should not treat the private sector as if it were a den of thieves”
Do your due diligence, sure, but be objective about it.
The audit report would not be a secret, the board would have been aware of contents.
If meeting was prolonged, it is not related to this matter, especially with such a close knit board, basically family. If it was, then good, they took the pains to debate it.
They could have paid and cleaned their public sins, in less money than it takes to hold their AGM. Apparently, disclosure is not always appreciated, mostly we end up shooting the messenger.
Like the twitter guy, blaming the auditors! I cannot describe myself adequately, while maintaining the decorum of the VP forum.
IMHO, to be exact, there are bad thieves and good thieves. Nothing is black and white.