Office of the Auditor General of Canada—2019–20 Fees Report
Office of the Auditor General of Canada 2019–20 Fees Report
On behalf of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG), I am presenting the report on fees for the 2019–20 fiscal year, the organization’s third annual report under the Service Fees Act.
About this report
This report, which is tabled under section 20 of the Service Fees Act and subsection 4.2.8 of the Directive on Charging and Special Financial Authorities, contains information about the fees that the OAG had the authority to set in the 2019–20 fiscal year.
Government of Canada departments may set fees for services, licences, permits, products, or the use of facilities; for other authorizations of rights or privileges; or to recover, in whole or in part, costs incurred in relation to a regulatory scheme.
For reporting purposes, fees must be categorized under the following 3 fee-setting mechanisms:
- Act, regulation, or fees notice—An act of Parliament delegates the fee-setting authority to a department, minister, or Governor in Council.
- Contract—The OAG has the authority to enter into contracts, which are negotiated between the OAG and an individual or organization, and which cover fees and other terms and conditions. In some cases, that authority may also be provided by an act of Parliament.
- Market-rate or auction or both—The authority to set these fees is pursuant to an act of Parliament or regulation, and the minister, department, or Governor in Council has no control over the fee amount.
This report contains information about all fees that are under the OAG’s authority. No fees under the OAG’s authority are set by market-rate or auction or both, or by act, regulation, or fees notice. This report therefore covers only fees set by contract and provides total revenue and costs.
Although the fees charged by the OAG under the Access to Information Act are subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Information on the OAG’s access to information fees for the 2019–20 fiscal year can be found in the OAG’s Annual Report on the Access to Information Act, which is available on the OAG’s website.
Overall totals, by fee-setting mechanism
The following table presents the total revenue and total cost for all fees that the OAG had the authority to set in the 2019–20 fiscal year, by fee-setting mechanism.
Overall totals for the 2019–20 fiscal year, by fee-setting mechanism
|Fee-setting mechanism||Revenue ($)||Cost ($)|
|Fees set by contract||1,190,000||1,856,000|