All News Releases

Once the Office of the Auditor General of Canada has notified the Speaker of the House of Commons about the date of an upcoming report and the topics that it will cover, we publicize that information in a widely-distributed news release. We also issue news releases on other matters relevant to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and its work.

2014-04-08Media Advisory—Report of the Auditor General under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA)

2014-03-18Follow-up Report on Child and Family Services in Nunavut—Department of Family Services—Serious gaps remain in providing services to safeguard children and families

2014-03-13Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2014 Follow-Up Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly–Tuesday, 18 March 2014

2014-03-04The Department and regional authorities are not meeting key responsibilities for protecting children

2014-02-27Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly—Tuesday, 4 March 2014

2014-02-18The Department is not fulfilling some key responsibilities to children and families

2014-02-05Auditor General Michael Ferguson appoints a new Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

2013-11-262013 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Auditor General releases 2013 Fall Report

2013-11-19Education in Nunavut—Progress on implementing the Education Act has been limited

2013-11-19Safety of Schools and Childcare facilities in Nunavut—Departments not meeting their obligations to ensure safety of schools and childcare facilities

2013-11-15Media Advisory—Tabling of the Reports of the Auditor General of Canada on Education in Nunavut and Safety of Schools and Childcare Facilities in Nunavut—Tuesday, 19 November 2013

2013-11-14Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2013 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Tuesday, 26 November 2013

2013-11-05Federal sustainable development plans and reports are not fulfilling their potential

2013-11-05Backgrounder highlights the importance of biodiversity

2013-11-05Significant delays in planning the recovery of species at risk

2013-11-05Declines in bird populations highlight the need for action on conservation strategies

2013-11-05The condition of protected areas for wildlife remains at risk

2013-11-05Federal sustainable development plans and reports are not fulfilling their potential

2013-11-05Parks Canada is struggling to protect Canada’s park ecosystems

2013-11-05Environment Canada is tracking results of its funding programs for species at risk

2013-11-05Key actions to achieve Canada’s biodiversity targets have not been defined

2013-11-05Government needs new approaches to protect Canada’s natural heritage

2013-10-17Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2013 Fall Report of the Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 5 November 2013

2013-04-30Auditor General provides overview of special examinations of Crown corporations

2013-04-30Diabetes prevention activities impeded by a lack of clear direction

2013-04-30Government did not calculate cost of P3 funding arrangement

2013-04-30An absence of cooperation is hindering the historical record’s creation

2013-04-30Audit finds good practices and opportunities to minimize costs

2013-04-30Better reporting on official development assistance is needed

2013-04-30Agency has improved some of its tax debt collection activities

2013-04-30No government-wide monitoring and reporting on public security spending

2013-04-30Federal search and rescue faces significant challenges

2013-04-30Significant weaknesses remain regarding security in contracting

2013-04-30Program evaluation has improved but is not yet fully supporting government decisions

2013-04-11Media Advisory—Standing Committee of Government Operations Hearing on the Auditor General’s Report on Income Security Programs—16-17 April 2013

2013-03-07Residents have access to income security programs, but there are weaknesses in delivery

2013-03-07Auditor General Michael Ferguson Appoints Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

2013-02-27Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2013 Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly—Thursday, 7 March 2013

2013-02-26New hospitals built without fully considering community needs and costs

2013-02-13Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2013 Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Yukon Legislative Assembly—Tuesday, 26 February 2013

2013-02-05Canada has made limited progress in protecting marine biodiversity

2013-02-05Commissioner follows up on petitions and shale gas production

2013-02-05Commissioner concerned that resource boom is outpacing environmental safeguards

2013-02-05Canada has taken positive steps to reduce federal subsidies for fossil fuels

2013-02-05More needs to be done to prepare for a major offshore oil spill

2013-02-05Financial assurances may not cover environmental costs

2012-10-23Government needs to keep pace with cyber threats to critical infrastructure

2012-10-23Departments need to better plan and assess their use of contractors

2012-10-23Transition from military to civilian life hindered by a complex process

2012-10-23National Defence is not yet adequately managing its real property

2012-10-23Government’s long-term fiscal analysis is not made public

2012-10-23Industry Canada needs to measure and report on the results of programs

2012-10-23Government has made satisfactory progress in implementing reforms

2012-10-22Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2012 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Tuesday, 23 October 2012

2012-06-14Government of Yukon has progressed well on many of the Auditor General’s recommendations

2012-06-13Report to the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons—Administration of the House of Commons of Canada—Auditor General finds good practices and opportunities for improvement

2012-06-13Report to the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration—Administration of the Senate of Canada—Auditor General finds good practices and opportunities for improvement

2012-06-12Media Advisory—Tabling of reports “Administration of the Senate of Canada” and “Administration of the House of Commons of Canada”—Wednesday, 13 June 2012

2012-06-11Media Advisory—Tabling of the Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Yukon Legislative Assembly—Thursday, 14 June 2012

2012-05-08Dealing with sites shows progress but major challenges remain

2012-05-08Climate targets for 2020 unlikely to be met

2012-05-08Government did not meet Kyoto commitments

2012-05-08Protecting the environment makes good business sense

2012-05-01Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2012 Spring Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 8 May 2012

2012-04-03Program working well in general, some improvements recommended

2012-04-03F-35 decisions unfolded without a plan to manage unique factors

2012-04-03Auditor General provides overview of special examinations of Crown corporations for 2011

2012-04-03Canada’s interest-bearing debt is generally well managed

2012-04-03Border controls on imports need better monitoring

2012-04-03Weaknesses in surveillance of aviation companies need to be addressed

2012-02-28Procurement of Goods and Services—Government’s contracting rules are good but many are not followed

2012-02-23Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2012 Spring Report of the Auditor General—Tuesday, 3 April 2012

2012-02-14Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly—Territorial government is working to implement the Auditor General’s recommendations

2011-12-13Improvements needed in regulatory oversight

2011-12-13Petitions focused on whether government follows its own rules

2011-12-13Environment Canada has good practices to ensure the quality of its science

2011-12-13Study highlights important elements of environmental monitoring

2011-12-13Study highlights principles aimed at sustainability

2011-12-13Federal government’s role in environmental science is crucial

2011-12-13Improvement needed in federal environmental enforcement

2011-11-30Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2011 December Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 13 December 201

2011-11-22Monitoring of progress and spending was well-managed in three programs

2011-11-22Health Canada struggles with transparency, timeliness

2011-11-22Successful government programs share some fundamental elements, says Auditor General

2011-11-22National Defence slow to act on opportunities to improve

2011-11-22Longstanding fundamental weaknesses continue in issuing visas

2011-11-22Improvements made in some support programs, but problems remain

2011-11-08Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2011 Fall Report of the Interim Auditor General of Canada—Tuesday, 22 November 2011

2011-10-04Poor information leaves government unable to properly manage environmental change

2011-10-04Impacts of oil sands development on environment are not understood

2011-10-04Climate change plans don’t measure up

2011-09-28Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2011 October Report by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 4 October 2011

2011-06-09RCMP straining to deliver national police services

2011-06-09Auditor General provides overview of special examinations of Crown corporations

2011-06-09Funding request and project selection lacked transparency

2011-06-09Some key improvements over the decade but longstanding concerns remain

2011-06-09Government has significantly improved internal audit

2011-06-09A change in approach is needed to improve conditions on reserves

2011-06-09Parliament was poorly informed about G8 and G20 funding

2011-06-09Unsatisfactory progress in critical areas of managing large IT projects

2011-06-09Department’s overall progress on regulating medical devices is unsatisfactory

2011-06-09Poor planning and administration have led to backlogs

2011-06-09Financial management has improved across government

2011-06-02Media Advisory—Tabling of 2011 Spring Report and 2011 Status Report by the Interim Auditor General of Canada—9 June 2011

2011-05-25Serving Parliament through a Decade of Change—Auditor General reflects on how her Office has evolved to better serve Parliament

2011-05-24Media Advisory—Auditor General to hold media availability

2011-03-08Children, Youth and Family Programs and Services in Nunavut—Department is not meeting key child protection requirements

2011-03-02Media Advisory—Children, Youth, and Family Programs and Services in Nunavut

2011-03-01Northwest Territories Health Programs and Services—Department of Health and Social Services—Department needs more information to assess the impact of its investment in the health care system

2011-03-01Northwest Territories Deh Cho Bridge Project—Department of Transportation—Government identified but failed to adequately manage partnership risks in Deh Cho Bridge project

2011-02-22Media Advisory—Deh Cho Bridge Project—Department of Transportation; Northwest Territories Health Programs and Services—Department of Health and Social Services

2011-02-15Yukon Health Services and Programs—Department of Health and Social Services—Department lacks information to assess its health programs and services

2011-02-11Media Advisory—Yukon Health Services and Programs—Department of Health and Social Services

2010-12-09The Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada—Auditor General tables report on former Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

2010-12-07Lack of leadership hinders progress on environmental issues

2010-12-07Government not ready to respond to the impacts of a changing climate

2010-12-07Government not ready to respond to a major oil spill

2010-12-07Impact of environment on health is petitioners’ greatest concern

2010-12-07Monitoring of Canada’s lakes and rivers is inadequate

2010-12-03Media Advisory—Tabling of a special report by the Auditor General of Canada on the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada—9 December 2010

2010-11-10Media Advisory—Tabling of 2010 Fall Report by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—7 December 2010

2010-10-26Agency’s practices for charities are working well

2010-10-26More attention to conflict of interest is needed

2010-10-26Many areas of government are well managed, says Auditor General

2010-10-26Agency better prepared to respond to animal disease emergencies

2010-10-26Positive findings in three small organizations

2010-10-26Agency facilitating the flow of imports, but needs better information

2010-10-26Launch of programs was well-managed

2010-10-26Sound regulation and supervision by federal institutions

2010-10-26Complexity significantly understated, resulting in increased costs and delays

2010-10-26Government organizations working to improve service delivery

2010-09-28Media Advisory—Tabling of 2010 Fall Report by the Auditor General of Canada—26 October 2010

2010-09-24Media Advisory: Human Resource Capacity—Government of Nunavut

2010-06-15International Peer Review of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada—Auditor General releases review of her Office by international counterparts

2010-06-07The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development responds to the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

2010-06-02Media Advisory: Education in the Northwest Territories—Department of Education, Culture and Employment

2010-05-14Letter to Peter Milliken, Chair of the Board of Internal Economy

2010-05-11Education in the Northwest Territories—Department of Education, Culture and Employment—Education system shows uneven progress

2010-04-20Federal and provincial auditors present report on electronic health records

2010-04-20Government not doing enough to address the aging of IT systems

2010-04-20Auditor General’s Spring 2010 Report tabled in the House of Commons

2010-04-20Key legislative changes to human resource management are in place but impacts are still unclear

2010-04-20Auditor General provides overview of special examinations of Crown corporations for 2009

2010-04-20Governance arrangements limit progress on rehabilitating the Parliament buildings

2010-04-20More federal action needed to sustain balanced development in the Northwest Territories

2010-04-20Agricultural research is not well managed by department

2010-03-25Advancing Sustainable Development—Discussion Paper by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

2010-03-18Human Resource Capacity—Government of Nunavut—Departments face long-term challenges to fill their human resource needs

2010-02-09Yukon Housing Corporation—Auditor General notes both good performance and areas needing attention

2010-02-04Launch of a Video on the Environmental Petitions Process

2010-02-02Media Advisory: Yukon Housing Corporation—Auditor General Sheila Fraser to present report and host news conference in Whitehorse on 9 February 2010

2009-11-03Program evaluations are not meeting government expectations

2009-11-03Federal emergency plan needs to be approved and put into action

2009-11-03Canada Health Infoway has accomplished a lot since its creation

2009-11-03Delayed technical amendments affect clarity of tax legislation

2009-11-03Government needs to improve the quality of data on pollutant releases

2009-11-03Long-standing problems impair environmental assessment

2009-11-03First Nations reserves have less environmental protection than other Canadian communities

2009-11-03Government should fully analyze the practical challenges of implementing decisions, says Auditor General

2009-11-03Petitioners still concerned about health, biodiversity, fish habitat

2009-11-03Changes are needed to deliver foreign aid more effectively

2009-11-03Fast-tracking of equipment purchases met urgent needs

2009-11-03Key decisions made without sufficient analysis

2009-11-03Government has a piecemeal approach to environmental protection, says Commissioner

2009-11-03Serious risks of toxic substances require more vigilance

2009-10-06Media Advisory: Tabling of Reports by the Auditor General of Canada and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

2009-06-09Environmental Review at Export Development Canada—EDC’s environmental review processes reflect international practices

2009-06-02Contracting for Goods and Services—Northwest Territories - Most contracts for goods and services were awarded fairly and openly

2009-05-12Inaction leads to unnecessary interest costs

2009-05-12Auditor General releases overview of special examinations of Crown corporations for 2008

2009-05-12Inadequate controls allowed a conflict of interest and improper payments of more than $3.2 million

2009-05-12Federal government does not know how much intellectual property it owns

2009-05-12Government’s climate change plans do not meet requirements of the Act

2009-05-12Improved financial management is needed to support complex defence operations

2009-05-12Efforts to protect fish habitat have been inadequate

2009-05-12Government needs to pay more attention to fire safety measures

2009-05-12The government has not met its commitment to take gender differences into account

2009-04-15Media Advisory: Tabling of 2009 Spring Reports by the Auditor General of Canada and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 12 May 2009

2009-04-01Financial Management Practices—Government of Nunavut—Weaknesses in financial management continue

2009-03-31Revenue Agency still needs to better target businesses for audit

2009-03-31Passport Canada has learned from 2007 crisis in demand for passports

2009-03-31Government has succeeded in converting land to reserves

2009-03-31Satisfactory progress in setting safety guidelines for drinking water

2009-03-31Federal appointment process is still too slow

2009-03-31Government has improved aspects of managing security intelligence

2009-03-31Government kept promise to develop an Air Quality Health Index

2009-03-03Media Advisory: Tabling of 2009 Status Reports by the Auditor General of Canada and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development—Tuesday, 31 March 2009

2009-02-12Managing Identity Information—Federal organizations need to cooperate more in managing identity information

2009-02-09Media Advisory: Tabling of reports by the Auditor General of Canada and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Thursday, 12 February 2009

2009-02-05Auditor General’s study sheds light on how the federal government transfers funds to provinces and territories - February 2009

2009-02-05Benefits of environmental programs on the farm are not known - February 2009

2009-02-05New Commissioner focuses on government’s inability to show results of its spending in critical areas - February 2009

2009-02-05Auditor General identifies good performance and areas for improvement - February 2009

2009-02-05Significant issues need to be resolved in central oversight of small government organizations - February 2009

2009-02-05Reliability of severe weather warnings is in question - February 2009

2009-02-05Government cannot support some of its claims of reduced air pollution - February 2009

2009-02-05Commissioner finds that sustainable development strategies are not working - February 2009

2009-02-05Awarding of contracts for professional services well done - February 2009

2009-02-05Report on health indicators is of limited value to Canadians - February 2009

2009-02-05Environmental petitions show concern about health - February 2009

2009-02-05Agency needs to ensure that new approach to overseeing investments translates into better management of information technology projects - February 2009

2009-02-05Serious problems increase vulnerability to damage by invasive plants, pests and diseases - February 2009

2009-02-05Agency has made major changes in people management - February 2009

2009-02-05Correctional Service could be missing out on savings - February 2009

2009-01-30Public Schools and Advanced Education—Yukon Department of Education—Department not addressing gaps in student performance

2009-01-26Auditor General Sheila Fraser to present report, host news conference in Whitehorse on 30 January 2009

2009-01-19Environmental Petitions Guide Released by Office of the Auditor General

2009-01-12Media Advisory: Tabling of Reports by the Auditor General of Canada and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development