Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2020 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada
Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2020 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada—Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Ottawa, 3 March 2020—The 2020 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
Journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to preview the reports at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s media lock-up to be held Tuesday, 24 March 2020, from 7 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 2020 Spring Reports and related materials, 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 a limited number of paper copies of the reports will be available for distribution.
Journalists may leave the media lock-up only after the reports have been 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 press briefing (all answers for attribution):
11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
National Press Theater, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa
All Canadian journalists can join the press briefing via teleconference.
Phone numbers: 1-866-206-0153 / 613-954-9003 in the National Capital Region
Access code: 5386863#
To book an interview about the 2020 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada, please call 1-888-761-5953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalists outside of Ottawa
Journalists outside of Ottawa can access an embargoed copy of the reports prior to tabling under the following conditions: they must travel at their own expense to an OAG office (Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, Edmonton or Vancouver); confirm their arrangements with Media Relations by Wednesday, 18 March 2020, no later than 2 p.m. (ET); sign a confidentiality agreement upon their arrival in the OAG office; remain in the OAG office until the reports have been tabled.
The 2020 Spring Reports of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada are as follows:
Report 1—Immigration Removals. We examined whether the Canada Border Services Agency, in coordination with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, removed individuals ordered to leave Canada as soon as possible. Individual circumstances can influence the removal process and cause delays beyond the agency’s control, so we focused on the agency’s efforts to ensure timely removal in cases that were enforceable.
Report 2—Student Financial Assistance. This audit focused on whether Employment and Social Development Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency efficiently managed financial assistance to post-secondary students and the risks to the public purse, while helping students attend colleges and universities. The audit also focused on whether the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada collaborated with stakeholders to strengthen students’ financial literacy.
Report 3—Supplying the Canadian Armed Forces—National Defence. We examined whether National Defence supplied the Canadian Armed Forces with the materiel they needed, when needed while avoiding needless transportation costs. We examined the supply chain for selected materiel from the time of purchase to the delivery of the materiel. Selected materiel includes tools, spare parts, uniforms, and specialized clothing and rations, and excludes ammunition, bombs, and missiles, and stand-alone equipment such as aircraft, vessels, and vehicles.
The 2020 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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