Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada
Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada—Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Ottawa, 7 May 2018—The 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada, Michael Ferguson, will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.
Journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to attend the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s media lock-up to be held Tuesday, 29 May 2018, from 6 am to 9:45 am (Eastern TimeET).
Please proceed to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’sOAG’s security checkpoint on the main floor of 240 Sparks Street, West Tower. Please be prepared to present photo identification.
We are working to reduce our paper consumption. Thank you for supporting our efforts by bringing your Wi-Fi enabled laptop or tablet to the lock-up so that you can connect to our secure wireless network. Through this wireless network, you will be able to access an embargoed copy of our 2018 Spring Reports and other related material, as well as the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s website. We will unlock the wireless network once the reports are tabled in the House of Commons so that you can file your articles without delay. Please note that very few paper copies of the reports will be on hand.
Journalists may leave the media lock-up at 9:45 am, but are required to maintain the embargo until the reports are tabled in the House of Commons, shortly after 10:00 am.
Journalists in Ottawa who are accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to attend the news conference:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
National Press Theater, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa
All Canadian journalists can join the news conference via teleconference.
Phone numbers: 1-866-206-0153 / 613-954-9003
Access code: 3732101#
To book an interview, please call 1-888-761-5953 or send an email to email@example.com.
The 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada include the following:
Report 1—Building and Implementing the Phoenix Pay System. We examined whether the Phoenix pay system was fully tested, would deliver the functions needed to pay federal employees, was secure, and would protect employees’ private information. We also examined whether Public Services and Procurement Canada adequately supported selected departments and agencies in their move to Phoenix.
Report 2—Disposing of Government Surplus Goods and Equipment. This audit focused on whether selected federal organizations disposed of surplus goods and equipment at the appropriate time in a manner that maximized benefits. These benefits include selling assets for the best possible return, reusing or refurbishing assets that were still in good condition, donating assets to organizations that could benefit from them, and disposing of assets in an environmentally sustainable way.
Report 3—Administration of Justice in the Canadian Armed Forces. We examined whether the Canadian Armed Forces administered the military justice system efficiently. In particular, we assessed the effectiveness of the Canadian Armed Forces in processing military justice cases in a timely manner.
Report 4—Replacing Montréal’s Champlain Bridge —Infrastructure Canada. We examined whether Infrastructure Canada managed selected aspects of the new Champlain Bridge project to meet deliver a durable bridge on time and in a cost-effective manner.
Report 5—Socio-economic Gaps on First Nations Reserves—Indigenous Services Canada. We examined whether Indigenous Services Canada satisfactorily measured and reported on Canada’s overall progress in closing the socio-economic gaps between on-reserve First Nations people and other Canadians.
Report 6—Employment Training for Indigenous People—Employment and Social Development Canada. This audit focused on whether Employment and Social Development Canada managed the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy and the Skills and Partnership Fund to increase the number of Indigenous people getting jobs and staying employed.
Report 7—Consular Services to Canadians Abroad—Global Affairs Canada. This audit focused on whether Global Affairs Canada responded adequately to requests for consular assistance from Canadians travelling or living abroad.
Commentary on the 2016–2018 Performance Audits of Crown Corporations. In this commentary, the Auditor General of Canada highlights trends identified through audits of Crown corporations which impact their management and oversight.
Commentary on the 2016–2017 Financial Audits. This product released at the end of March 2017 provides clear and concise information about the scope and complexity of the federal financial audits the Office of the Auditor General of Canada performs each year as well as commentary on any issues of note identified during the most recent financial audits.
Special Examinations of Crown Corporations. The Auditor General’s Spring reports also include copies of the audit reports of the following Crown corporations: Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, Ridley Terminals incorporatedInc., and Export Development Canada.
The 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada will be available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Website immediately following tabling.
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