2016 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada—Auditor General of Canada releases his Fall 2016 Reports

2016 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of CanadaAuditor General of Canada releases his Fall 2016 Reports

Ottawa, 29 November 2016—In his 2016 Fall Reports tabled today in Parliament, Auditor General of Canada Michael Ferguson presents the results of seven audits completed by his Office since last summer. Copies of the reports of the special examinations of the International Development Research Centre, Pacific Pilotage Authority, and Atlantic Pilotage Authority were also included in the package of 2016 Fall Reports.

The audits focused on the Beyond the Border Action Plan, income tax objections, indigenous offenders, oversight of passenger vehicle safety, recruitment and retention in the Canadian Armed Forces, the resolution of First Nations’ specific claims, and support for the operation and maintenance of military equipment.

“Many of the issues we are raising today we have raised in the past. We see government programs that are not designed to help those who have to navigate them—programs where the focus is more on what civil servants are doing than on what citizens are getting, where delivery times are long, data is incomplete, and where public reporting does not provide a clear picture of what departments have done,” said Mr. Ferguson.

“It is critical for government departments to understand that their services need to be built around citizens, not process,” added Mr. Ferguson. “As they work to implement our recommendations, I encourage them to take a step back and focus on how they can deliver services that work for Canadians.”

The Auditor General of Canada will be holding a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa at 11:30 a.m.

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