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“I have been and continue to be inspired by the people who work in our office. They are caring, creative, skilled, incredibly intelligent and professional, and always focused on upholding high standards while contributing to a well-managed and accountable government. It has been my privilege to work alongside these individuals and to have played a part in shaping the strategic direction of the office and leading organizational change.”

—Karen Hogan
Auditor General of Canada

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About the Office

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) serves Parliament by providing it with objective, fact-based information and expert advice on government programs and activities, gathered through audits. Parliamentarians use OAG reports to oversee government activities and hold the federal government to account for its handling of public funds.

The work we do is called legislative auditing. The Auditor General of Canada is an Officer of Parliament who carries out work on behalf of Parliament, and who is accountable to Parliament. Parliament is Canada’s federal legislature.