IMPORTANT CHANGE: Tabling of the 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada
IMPORTANT CHANGE: Tabling of the 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada—Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Ottawa, 16 November 2018—The 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada, Michael Ferguson, will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.
Please note that for health reasons, the Auditor General will not hold a press conference and will not be available for media interviews.
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, 20 November 2018, from 6 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 to provide your photo identification.
Thank you for bringing your Wi-Fi enabled laptop or tablet to the lock-up so that you can connect to our secure wireless network to access an embargoed copy of the 2018 Fall Reports and other related material, as well as the OAG’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 available for distribution.
Journalists may leave the media lock-up only once the reports are tabled in the House of Commons, shortly after 10:00 am.
Press conference cancelled
Please note that due to health reasons, the Auditor General will not be holding a press conference at 11:00 am and will not be available for media interviews.
Journalists in Ottawa who are accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to attend a technical briefing conference at the Office of the Auditor General following the tabling of the reports, starting at approximately 10:15 am. Assistant Auditor General Jerome Berthelette as well as principal directors for each audit will respond to journalists’ questions. Answers will be for attribution. For technical reasons, cameras will not be allowed at the briefing, however individual interviews, with or without camera, can be set up immediately after the briefing.
All Canadian journalists can join the technical briefing via teleconference.
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Subject matter experts will be available after 11:30 am to give interviews on the individual reports included in the Fall 2018 release. To book an interview, please call 1-888-761-5953 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada include the following:
Report 1—Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas. This audit focused on whether Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, according to their respective roles and responsibilities, monitored the state of connectivity, and developed and implemented a strategy to meet the connectivity needs of Canadians in rural and remote areas.
Report 2—Conserving Federal Heritage Properties. This audit focused on whether Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and National Defence worked to conserve the heritage value and extend the life of federal heritage properties. These included heritage lighthouses and national historic sites for Canadians to enjoy now and for future generations.
Report 3—Canada’s Fighter Force—National Defence. We examined whether National Defence managed risks related to Canada’s fighter aircraft fleet so that it could meet Canada’s commitments to North American Aerospace Defence CommandNORAD and North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationNATO until a replacement fleet is in place.
Report 4—Physical Security at Canada’s Missions Abroad—Global Affairs Canada. This audit focused on whether Global Affairs Canada met its physical security needs at missions abroad to protect its staff and assets.
Report 5—Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour—Canadian Armed Forces. This audit focused on whether the Canadian Armed Forces adequately responded to inappropriate sexual behaviour through actions to respond to and support victims and to understand and prevent such behaviour. Operation HONOUR’s success depends on achieving significant cultural change over the long term; we examined the progress of the Operation during the third year of implementation.
Report 6—Community Supervision—Correctional Services Canada. We examined whether Correctional Service Canada adequately supervised offenders in the community, and accommodated them when required, to support their return to society as law-abiding citizens.
Report 7—Compliance Activities—Canada Revenue Agency. We examined whether the Canada Revenue Agency applied the Income Tax Act consistently during compliance activities, and accurately reported the results of its compliance activities. We examined how consistently the Agency applied its compliance activities for various types of taxpayers across Canada. We also examined the performance indicators for compliance activities and how they were measured, monitored, and reported to Parliament.
Special Examinations of Crown Corporations. We will also be providing copies of our reports on the special examinations of the following Crown corporations: Canada Council for the Arts, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and Canada Development Investment Corporation.
The 2018 Fall 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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